On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 12:20 PM, Rene Gollent <anevilyak@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > On 8/17/12, John Scipione <jscipione@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > There is a good reason that Deskbar is inconsistent, it would be very > > confusing for Deskbar to just say "Preferences" instead of "Deskbar > > preferences" there. This is not true here. > > > > Incorrect. That's only true if one already knows what Tracker is. > Otherwise, simply Preferences is ambiguous, and would just as likely > be interpreted as being preferences for that particular window/folder > rather than the app as a whole. > Incorrect. The menu items in Deskbar require disambiguation because there are 2 menu items related to preferences, a menu item for Deskbar preferences and and a Preferences submenu. Tracker does not share this ambiguity it has a single preference menu item. The issue is not that the user does not know they are looking at and app called Tracker. The issue is that the Preferences item is misplaced under the Window menu making it look like it allows the user to alter preferences related to the window. Renaming the menu item to "Tracker preferences" does not help, it only makes the menu item appear to set preferences related to tracking windows. (Window -> Tracker preferences = window tracker preferences) My suggestion is to make a menu called "Tracker" and put the Preferences menu item under that. The point of this is to create a menu that references the entire application. You could name the menu "Application" instead but the application name is better IMHO, MediaPlayer uses this trick already. Other menu items related to the entire app rather than the current file or current window could also be placed there as well such a menu item to open an about window.