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Feature #5521

Remove system tools menu duplicates

Added by Tails about 6 years ago. Updated 19 days ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Low
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Target version:
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Type of work:
User interface design
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Starter:
No
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Description

The items of the Tails menu are duplicated in the System Tools menu.

For example:

  • "Configure persistent volume"
  • "Delete persistent volume"

The Tails menu exists thanks to:

config/chroot_local-includes/usr/share/desktop-directories/Tails.directory

But at .deb creation or installation time (it's not clear at which exact step this is blocking), it does not exist yet, so at least one existing menu must be listed in the application (t-p-s etc.) .desktop file, and that's why they've been to the System Tools menu as well.

This issue could be solved in two ways:

  1. Finding a way of having them only in the Tails menu.
  2. Removing the Tails menu as a workaround.

Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #11248: List applications that need more appropriate menu categories Resolved 03/16/2016
Related to Tails - Feature #14544: Spend software developer time on smallish UX improvements In Progress 08/31/2018

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri about 6 years ago

  • Type of work set to Code

Type of work: Code

#2 Updated by BitingBird over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from remove system tools menu duplicates to Remove system tools menu duplicates
  • Description updated (diff)
  • Starter set to No

#3 Updated by sajolida over 1 year ago

During the Additional Software UX design, nobody went to look first for "Additional Software" in the "Tails" menu and everybody looked first in "System Tools".

#4 Updated by u about 1 year ago

  • Related to Bug #11248: List applications that need more appropriate menu categories added

#5 Updated by intrigeri 28 days ago

  • Type of work changed from Code to User interface design

Next step is to decide in which menu we want these items to live in: the title of this ticket suggests we want them only in "Tails", but a later report by sajolida suggests that "System Tools" works better in practice.

Then:

  • If we want them in the "System Tools" menu only: that can be trivially solved by removing two words in t-p-s and 2 words in tails.git.
  • Else, if we want them in the "Tails" menu only: once tails-persistence-setup is moved to our main Git repo as part of #7036 (it has no dedicated subtask yet and we can't block on the whole #7036 here), the root cause of this problem, that forced us to also add these items to the "System Tools" menu, will be gone, and it should be easy to remove them from the "System Tools" menu.

#6 Updated by sajolida 28 days ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#7 Updated by sajolida 19 days ago

Would it be another solution to patch "/etc/xdg/menus/gnome-applications.menu" instead of relying on the .desktop file of tails-persistence-setup?

#8 Updated by intrigeri 19 days ago

Would it be another solution to patch "/etc/xdg/menus/gnome-applications.menu" instead of relying on the .desktop file of tails-persistence-setup?

Quite possibly.

#9 Updated by sajolida 18 days ago

  • Related to Feature #14544: Spend software developer time on smallish UX improvements added

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