Wrong naming of Rhythmbox in desktop panel

Category:bug report

A clean installation of Trisquel 8.0 shows Rhythmbox in the MATE panel as "Unnamed" instead of "Rhythmbox Music Player" as usual.

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:15

I have the same kind of issue, but I can't even find "Unnamed". Please describe step by step where you find it.

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:05

I can analyse the problem better if I have alacarte installed. In this case, when I access the desktop launcher for Rhythmbox, the text box for the program name is empty, so I guess that this "Unnamed" is a default string if this text box is empty. I wrote the name manually using alacarte and the issue disappeared.

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:40

The problem is that in /usr/share/applications/rhythmbox.desktop line 2 is

^_Name=Rhythmbox Music Player

instead of

Name=Rhythmbox Music Player

Remove the "^_" and the issue goes away.

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:19

Yes, that was the issue and now it is solved. It should be fixed, however, in Trisquel repo too, otherwise any clean installation will keep this mistake.

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:43

Is there a way for community members to submit patches? If so, I'd like to learn how, and since this issue seems like a very simple fix it might be a good opportunity to learn. If community members can submit patches, does anyone know where I should look to get started? Thanks.

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:47
Sat, 01/15/2022 - 04:02
Status:patch (ready)» fixed