Identifying applications from windows to .desktop files

Vincent Untz vuntz at
Sun Feb 22 06:12:31 PST 2009

Le dimanche 22 février 2009, à 12:41 +0100, Milan Bouchet-Valat a écrit :
> To sum up, I can see two ways of solving the issue:
> 1) Enforce what is already the custom: no big modifications except for a
> handful of "non-standard" apps (requires only a new paragraph in the
> Desktop spec)
> 2) Add the concept of app identifier in a different way, which implies
>      - a new field in the Desktop spec
>      - possibly a new WM property for all windows

Isn't it simpler to add a _NET_WM_DESKTOP_ENTRY_NAME property that
should contain the name of the relevant desktop file?


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