[Goodies-dev] Simplify dialog title strings of goodies

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at uvena.de
Sat Nov 15 12:27:44 CET 2008

Hey all,

during the efforts of improving the German translations of Xfce, we
(the German translator team) agreed that it could be useful to simplify
the title strings of various dialogs.


- Titles of preference dialogs: simply title it with the plugin name.
There is no need to for anything like "Xfce4 Foo" or "Foo preferences".
Call it "Foo". Preference dialogs are generally easily noticeable as
such without the need to explicitly state it.

- Remove any "Xfce4" or "Xfce" parts from dialog titles and in general
from user-visible strings containing the application/plugin name.
Users most probably know that they are running Xfce :). Especially for
panel plugins.
Exception: About dialogs where the real application name is desired
(e.g. Xfce4 Dictionary, Xfce4 Mailwatch Plugin, ...).

make the user interface more consistent and easy to use, less to read
means faster access to what you want.

Side effect: translators may get happy because there wil be less
strings to translate :).

Please note: these are just suggestions to make things better and to
make various goodies more consistent to improve the overall Xfce
experience :).Nobody is forced to apply any of these suggestions.


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