Re: Avoiding the name of an application in Menus?

On 22 Feb 2006, at 14:41, Joachim Noreiko wrote:

I don't think it mentions this in connection with
window titles or application names across other parts
of the desktop though.
I would very much like to see app names in the format
"Epiphany Web Browser" all the way across the desktop,
window titles, documentation, etc.

FWIW, the HIG also says that window titles should primarily feature the name of the document, web page etc. that's in the window, only followed by the application name if it's necessary for disambiguation. So you should rarely need to see the name of the application in a title bar... and if you do, you'd want it to be a short as possible (rather than "Sound Juicer CD Ripper" or "Epiphany Web Browser"), as it's likely to be truncated.


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
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