Brad Cowan bcowan at gentoo.org
Wed Nov 10 02:41:40 CET 2004

On Tue, 2004-11-09 at 16:45 -0800, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> On 11/09/04 23:38, Ladanyi, Akos wrote:
> > Dear Xfce Developers,
> > 
> > As far as I know xfterm4 uses the TERMCMD enviroment variable to
> > determine the preferred terminal program. While xfhelp4 uses the BROWSER
> > variable to determine the preferred browser. Now in the default menu
> > generated by xfdesktop the Web Browser entry launches mozilla, and in
> > xffm the terminal icon launches xfce4-terminal.
> > 
> > I guess now everybody knows what I want to say. I suppose xffm should
> > use xfterm4 too and a new wrapper script should be introduced
> > (xfbrowser4 ?). Latter would be a simple modification of xfhelp4.
> > And both the 'Web Browser' entry in the desktop menu and xfhelp4 could
> > use xfbrowser4.
> > 
> > I think this would improve consistency, and it can be easily done.
> > What do you think?
> xfhelp4 is basically just a browser launcher.  it could just be renamed
> to xfbrowser4, and xfhelp4 could call it for backward compat.  yeah, this
> is something i've been meaning to do for a while now, but i never got
> around to.

Please implement this.  We (gentoo-desktop team) were just discussing
this the other day as a usability issue along with xmms showing up as
default on the panel.  I commented that xfmedia may be available with
the next major version after 4.2 but until then we were trying to figure
out a good workaround. Another issue was being able to remove/hide items
from the desktop apps menu w/o manually rm .desktop files.

All the devs whom tried the lastest betas really like the direction the
projects heading. Keep up the great work.

Brad Cowan <bcowan at gentoo.org>
Gentoo Linux    http://www.gentoo.org/~bcowan

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