App names on Ubuntu menu

I noticed that some apps in Ubuntu use some different names (e.g. Nautilus is called “Files”, Gedit is called “Text editor”, Evince is called “Document Viewer”). Is there any particular reason why this does not apply to every app? So why not do the same with the webcam app called Cheese or the remote desktop app Remmina? I think this would be great for new users to know what some apps are made for. Does this make sense?

Well, as far as I know just the core GNOME apps decided to stick to descriptive terms instead of random “names”. Remmina is not a GNOME app and I guess that just nobody could come up with a good descriptive name for “cheese”.

It seems the discussion is already a year old upstream, so we should join that instead of duplicating it here.

1 Like