[MPlayer-users] Turning GNOME MPlayer into a normal one
kdekorte at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 22:16:48 CET 2013
On Feb 23, 2013 11:08 AM, "Reimar Döffinger" <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de>
> On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 08:02:38PM +0100, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 05:12:10PM +0400, Vladimir Mosgalin wrote:
> > > Hi Carl Eugen Hoyos!
> > >
> > > On 2013.02.22 at 11:01:41 +0000, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote next:
> > >
> > > > > Err the thing is, I don't really care about gnome-mplayer.
> > > > > I'm fine with not installing it at all. The problem is
> > > > > that I can't understand why normal "mplayer" gets
> > > > > "GNOME MPlayer" name no matter what
> > > >
> > > > This is hard to understand (I don't get this "name"),
> > > > please elaborate / add complete, uncut console output.
> > >
> > > I mentioned it in original name - in gnome-shell, you can see
> > > application name in top bar; I don't really know how explain, here is
> > > some random screenshot:
> > > http://intgat.tigress.co.uk/rmy/extensions/Screenshot.png
> > > As you can see, terminal has custom title, but is called "Terminal"
> > > proper icon in the top bar.
> > > Well, whenever my custom-compiled mplayer is running, it displays
> > > "GNOME MPlayer" there with gnome-mplayer icon.
> > > The way gnome-shell sets this name is explained here:
> > >
> > I think what happens is that gnome-shell tries to be clever.
> > They decided that the "mplayer" process "usually" is launched part
> > of GNOME-MPlayer and thus decided to give it that name.
> > At least that is the only sensible explanation I can give, we
> > certainly have nothing to do with it.
> Well, I have one other theory, if "GNOME MPlayer" uses just "MPlayer"
> as the window class hint, gnome-shell might not have much a chance but
> to confuse them.
> Have a look at the vo_x11_classhint function in libvo/x11_common.c,
> if changing the "MPlayer" string there changes the behaviour that's
> most likely indeed the cause.
I dont think that is it. Im guessing he has a .desktop file that lists
mplayer as the executable it in. And the description of it is GNOME
MPlayer. I cant test that theory at the moment, but I'll look into it when
I would like to see a screen shot of what exactly is on the screen. As i
dont think we have seen that yet.
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