Suggestion: Change Menu Name

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solarwind
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Suggestion: Change Menu Name

Post by solarwind » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:39 pm

Hey all,

my suggestion is to change the Gnome menu name to a static "Linux Mint" instead of the release codename.

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Re: Suggestion: Change Menu Name

Post by xvedejas » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:30 am

It's very easy to change yourself, but it might be better to change it to something more self explanatory, like "Menu".

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Re: Suggestion: Change Menu Name

Post by rivenought » Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:48 am

If you right-click the icon and choose preferences, you might find the options for which you are looking. Have fun!

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Re: Suggestion: Change Menu Name

Post by solarwind » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:27 am

I know how to change it -.- but I'm just suggesting it would be "Linux Mint" by default.

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Re: Suggestion: Change Menu Name

Post by xxxmerlin » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:43 am

solarwind wrote:I know how to change it -.- but I'm just suggesting it would be "Linux Mint" by default.
Good idea, I would like it too.
Forgive me for my bad English, it is not my native language.

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Re: Suggestion: Change Menu Name

Post by EchoLynx » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:51 pm

It already has the Linux Mint Logo, so I think that "Linux Mint" would be a bit redundant. And this makes it easy for someone to identify, at a glance, what version one is running. (Instead of like in Windows where you have no clue whether or not your running SP3 or the original install.)

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Re: Suggestion: Change Menu Name

Post by msuggs » Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:00 pm

I like the menu name the way it is :)

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Re: Suggestion: Change Menu Name

Post by grimdestripador » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:33 pm

Who suggested "Start", ohh no one. good!
...Whatever you change it to, keep it short. If for example the next release uses FURIOUS FRANCHESCA (or some long name), I would have not space for my apps bar and system tray
*Mint* would work for me.

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Re: Suggestion: Change Menu Name

Post by zenith » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:49 am

I agree because always changing menu title for each release is bad for documentation or tutorial.
for example: Click "Daryna" if you use Linux Mint 4 or Click "Elyssa" if you use Linux Mint 5 then select...this is nightmare :shock:
any inconsistency on user interface is bad for user experience and harder to remember, especially for new users.

i suggest using "Linux Mint" or "Mint Menu" for menu title, for release version and title maybe can be stated at About page :D

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Re: Suggestion: Change Menu Name

Post by proxima_centauri » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:24 am

I just woke up, and being in the lovely clearheaded grumpy state of mind I usually am,

There's accommodating to the lowest denominator, and then there's just ridiculous.
The codename on the MintMenu gives Linux Mint a nice touch and elegance [dare I say personality] that most other distro's do not have.

To suggest that someone can not figure out where the Menu because the name changes with every release is...well I've been rude enough already.

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Re: Suggestion: Change Menu Name

Post by EchoLynx » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:13 pm

I am going to have to agree, it helps more than it hurts. Maybe the change would be required if, say, we decided to move the default bar to the top of the screen instead of the bottom. Then the ignorant windows user would be thrown off and be looking for a menu in the bottom. Maybe then... but other than that I think it should stay.

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Re: Suggestion: Change Menu Name

Post by knuckles » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:05 am

For me, i like to click on the name of the Distrio. But for people they are new on Linux a more clear name would be usefull.
But from the other side, there are not so many places on the Desktop to click, so it is easy to find the menu.

For a default config, it will be more clear, to name it "menu" or so, after people like me can change everytime the Name back to the name of the distro.
Sorry for my BAD English!!

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Re: Suggestion: Change Menu Name

Post by Tithis » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:25 pm

I've always changed the name to 'Menu'. Partly for any family members who are going to use my laptop and partly because I feel it makes more sense then the name of the edition.

I think it would be more friendly to new users, but I personally don't care if its changed.

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Re: Suggestion: Change Menu Name

Post by m0deth » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:49 pm

Years later, ergonomics is still lost on most Linux diehards. Nobody, I mean Nobody needs to see what version of desktop they are running as the name of the MAIN system menu! Seriously....that info is available in any number of redundant apps included in damn near all distros. It needs to be "Menu", "Begin", "Apps", "Programs", or yes even "Start"(although a bad choice, not as bad as the frickin 'codename' for the codebase). I thought the goal here was to make Mint even more user friendly than ubuntu...which it is doing nicely so far. But some suggestions I see here on something that should be as plain as the nose on your face just make me facepalm at the ignorant arrogance still displayed by some.

I say this because I have done my fair share of trying to educate people about linux and it usefulness, then get stymied by dumb stuff that should have been taken care of long ago, and moved on to actually innovate.....ya know that **** that happens when you don't argue endlessly about stylistic choices that have no basis in every day reality.

Talk about 2 steps forward and 3 back, M$ has no monopoly on this it seems.

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Re: Suggestion: Change Menu Name

Post by OneCruelBagel » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:03 am

On the subject of the menu (but not its name), clicking and dragging on the menu icon opens the menu as I'd expect, but releasing the mouse button over a menu item doesn't load it. You have to click again. For general usability, I think either a mouse press or a mouse release on a menu item should run that item.

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Re: Suggestion: Change Menu Name

Post by EchoLynx » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:03 am

Well, the LM6 release candidate has "Menu" instead of "Felicia", so I think the decision has been made.

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