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Bug 514176 - Poor tool name from gnome-power-preferences.desktop
Poor tool name from gnome-power-preferences.desktop
Product: gnome-power-manager
Classification: Deprecated
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal minor
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Assigned To: GNOME Power Manager Maintainer(s)
GNOME Power Manager Maintainer(s)
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-02-03 22:31 UTC by Milan Bouchet-Valat
Modified: 2015-07-05 09:09 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.19/2.20

Description Milan Bouchet-Valat 2008-02-03 22:31:30 UTC
In gnome-power-preferences.desktop , you can see this line:
"Name=Power Management"

This is redundant since the entry will always appear in GNOME's System ->
Preferences menu: the user is already sure he will find "management" tools. What he's searching for is the domain of configuration.

In the System -> Preferences and System -> Administration menus, there's no
need to repeat terms as 'options', 'preferences', 'manager', etc. for each
config tool. For consistency with most GNOME tools, we should only use as label
the part of the system/desktop that the tool will deal with. This way, we can
explain better what the tools do.

Examples of right labels: "Appearance" - "Screensaver" - "Shared Folders" -
"Software Sources"

Therefore, I propose to change this to:
"Name=Power" or
"Name=Energy Saving" or anything more elaborate (since you gain some space)

Other information:
By the way, the Comment line is
"Comment=Configure power management"

Which is alsost merely repeating the name.

I'd rather say:
"Comment=Configure sleep delays and behavior when on battery."
Or something like that (just and idea).

Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2008-03-19 16:05:56 UTC
Well, although I agree with you about "management", the word power is too overloaded to be used alone, e.g. "powerful" "power-shell" etc.

Got any other ideas?
Comment 2 Milan Bouchet-Valat 2008-03-19 18:50:16 UTC
Doesn't "Energy Saving" fit your needs? Sorry, I'm not native English so I have no other good idea. ;-) If nothing can be better, we can stay with this.

You can still update the description.
Comment 3 Richard Hughes 2008-03-19 23:01:01 UTC
what about as a comment:

Configure energy saving settings for your laptop or desktop.
Comment 4 Milan Bouchet-Valat 2008-03-20 14:48:36 UTC
I think "for your laptop and desktop" is redundant here. Maybe you could you this space to mention that this concerns the screen and more broadly the computer (suspend). 
"Configure energy saving such 
Comment 5 Milan Bouchet-Valat 2008-03-20 14:52:11 UTC
(Sorry, mistake)
"Configure energy saving settings such as screen and computer sleep delays"
This would be more useful - but rephrase it as you want.
Comment 6 Milan Bouchet-Valat 2008-06-03 14:50:48 UTC
Let's say the name "Power management" is good enough, updating the description will do. By thinking too much we don't choose anything! ;-)
Comment 7 Milan Bouchet-Valat 2008-11-28 14:01:21 UTC
No news on that? Just two lines to change so that the description is "Configure energy saving settings such as screen and computer sleep delays", and we can close one bug! ;-)
Comment 8 David Tombs 2010-01-14 23:18:46 UTC
Came across this bug from Ubuntu...

As native English speaker here, I actually think "Power Management" is appropriate. The user does not open the properties to manage power, the user opens the properties to configure the application that manages power. In other words, gnome-power-manager /is/ doing the managing itself.

Hopefully that made sense. English is a confusing language. :)
Comment 9 Milan Bouchet-Valat 2010-01-15 13:53:12 UTC
Agreed, actually I've kept this bug open so that the tooltip is changed, the name "Power Management" is good (comment 6). But that tooltip is really lame, merely repeating the name of the item.
Comment 10 David Tombs 2010-01-15 21:51:36 UTC
Ah, sorry for the confusion. In that case, I would suggest, "Configure power-saving features".
Comment 11 Milan Bouchet-Valat 2015-07-05 09:09:18 UTC
The new control center is very different from the old one.