#41 ✓released
C Fraire

Set Spotlight metadata

Reported by C Fraire | February 17th, 2012 @ 06:48 PM | in 1.0.1 (closed)

Right now, a Spotlight search for "GPG" shows "GPGPreferences.prefPane." May I request that kMDItemDisplayName be defined so this displays something pretty like "GPG Preferences"?

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  • Alex (via GPGTools)

    Alex (via GPGTools) February 20th, 2012 @ 12:27 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “waiting”
    • Milestone set to 1.0.1
    • Importance changed from “Low” to “”

    Thank you for the hint. As depicted here ( http://cl.ly/0n3E3G3d3I1a3F1X2T3E ) the current version seems to work as expected.

    But anyway, you seem to have (some) developer skills and we're currently searching for any kind of help enhancing our tools. Would you like to join our team?

  • C Fraire

    C Fraire February 20th, 2012 @ 12:39 AM

    Hi. If I run a Spotlight search from the menubar, I see a different result.

    Also, I confirm no Display Name if I double-check the metadata per the following:

    $ mdimport -d2 /Library/PreferencePanes/GPGPreferences.prefPane/ 2>&1

    kMDItemDisplayName =     {
        "" = "GPGPreferences.prefPane";

    Moreover, none of the Apple preference panes have "Preferences" in their display name. For example, UniversalAccessPref.prefPane has a Display Name (en) of "Universal Access." Mightn't GPGPreferences.prefPane be better to have a Display Name of "GPG Tools"?


  • steve

    steve February 21st, 2012 @ 10:47 AM

    About the name: It's somewhat legacy related because there was a software with that name for over 10 years. Also it fits well with the other tools we offer: GPGMail, GPGServices, GPG Keychain Access, GPGPreferences. I understand your argumentation. Might be switched at a later point of time but it might make support more difficult and might complicate things for the user simply because of the use of terminology.

  • steve

    steve May 5th, 2013 @ 02:50 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “fixed”
    • Assigned user set to “Mento”
    • Milestone set to 1.0.1
    • Importance set to “Low”

    Fixed. Now only displaying "GPGPreferences".

  • steve

    steve June 18th, 2015 @ 03:45 PM

    • State changed from “fixed” to “released”

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