I was tracking a bug about KRunner not find results for entries like
gimp, pidgin etc. and Aaron Seigo asked to check the corresponding
When I check /usr/share/applications/pidgin.desktop, I find that both
'Name' and 'GenericName' entries have "Internet Messenger".
Isn't it more appropriate to have the Name as the name of the
application (Pidgin) and the above as the GenericName? In fact almost
all translations of Name have Pidgin in them.
It seems KRunner looks in Name, GenericName and Keywords entries in the
.desktop files. And since pidgin is mentioned in neither of these, it
See the bug report: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=162497
Can anything be done about this?