Re: Application Icons

On Thu, 2005-08-11 at 20:11 -0400, Chris Spencer wrote:
> Christian Neumair wrote:
> > Chris Spencer schrieb:
> I understand you desire to hide the intimidating innards of desktop 
> files from the average user, but I propose such effort are unwarranted. 
> The average user is unlikely to navigate the mysterious 
> /usr/share/applications directory, much less worry about directly 
> editing desktop files. Their interaction with desktop files will usually 
> be limited to the application menu, which applies its own interface. If 
> you're going to lock out desktop files, you might as well prevent them 
> from navigating outside their home directory or manipulating 
> configuration files. Of course it's true developers are often keen on 
> the command line, but that's not to say it's not also convenient to 
> simply browse to /usr/share/applications and open a file in gedit. Even 
> developers can appreciate a nice desktop ;)

Desktop files are not only used for apps, they are also used for
shortcuts. E.g. if you drop a web uri on the desktop it will create a
desktop file.

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