Image Preview App in Zorin

Hi can someone tell me what is the name of the default image preview app in Zorin OS please??? I not on Zorin at moment and i need to know asap

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Just to verify it was Core you needed to know it for right? Lite is probably different

Its actual name is Eye of Gnome or EOG.


Thanks so much @Aravisian

It's weird isn't it? Having one name in the About/App menu and another name that is in its files and how it is launched.

I think it is due to Gnome trying to change over to the MS style of.... uhh... dumbing down the names to Obvious Ones that no one can mistake what it is for.


Yeah that's pretty wack, I would never of known if it wasn't for you knowing the inside scoop. :sweat_smile:

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I for one am happy with this change, given it's the default installed with the desktop environment. If I need a text editor, "Mousepad" is not exactly the first name the comes to mind.


Yes, there is division in opinion about whether it is a Pro or a Con.
My own take is that a large number of applications (the majority) do not have a descriptive name. Most games do not and are recognized by being familiar with the game. And once you become familiar, it is like riding a bike. You do not use Gnome for a week, then suddenly forget that Nautilus=Files.
Since so very few apps are renamed into Capt. Obvious names, it really belies that it is kind of pointless and really only suggests that something is wrong with the User and that the User must accept that they are incapable of understanding even a Simple Software Name.
Which is a trend I see as damaging.
Helping people to understand that they are capable usually yields better results than teaching them that they are not and demanding that they rely on a third party for things - which is what Microsoft does.


I don't think that is the case. Having descriptive names is logical and makes the search easier for the end user. Why would this be damaging in any way? It's not taking away from the user their ability to browse the web and look for other programs better suited for whatever their needs are.

Searching for either Files or Nautilus will lead you to the same place in the menu. So really, searching doesn't seem affected.

Even on this forum, we encounter users very often that have been re-enforced in the belief that they cannot rely on their own abilities or believe in their capabilities.
It is often that I must encourage the user to step up to the plate and express confidence in their abilities.
Most often, after some brief hesitation and doubt, they will proceed, discover that they could do it, then express that they are glad that they tried. Some even hunger for more and look up more terminal commands or whatever the topic was about.

It is damaging because it teaches people to look for someone to hand them a fish instead of how to fish.


Assuming that the search engine is well done, despite you don't type the proper noun of the software, you'll anyway find some. Because part of the text that you searched is on its description or software technical name. Then the more you use it the easier you'll remember its name. For me, this originality on software names isn't that bad, gives a good difference from the normality, sometimes even fun, like Rockarrolla :singer::rofl:.

:fishing_pole_and_fish::unamused: :smirk::rightwards_hand::blowfish:, you're great :rofl:.

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It does affect the search when you go looking for something manually using the mouse only.

But in any case I still don't see how using descriptive names relates to empowering users to learn.
Using straight forward names is just as logical as using the right labels for your spices in the kitchen. It doesn't say "you are too dumb to figure out this one out". It says, "here's the thing you are looking for, carry on".

I'm not opposed to using any other name at all. Firefox or GIMP are good examples. It just makes more sense to have regular, descriptive names for default programs.

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In my kitchen, I see Saffron. That is it's name. It is not named "rare umami enhancement plant bits."

There are two ways of looking at this and your way is just as valid as mine. They are not correct or incorrect, merely, based on how we perceive the world.
To me, I observe that many people perceive it in a way that enables disbelief of their ability.

That is why we Learn things. I mean, that is a tedious way of searching. And many names in there will not be descriptive except for the few that have generic descriptive names. And we can only have a few generic descriptive names before we run out of them.


But is it really saffron what's inside or is it a ... * searches online * Text Analysis and Insight tool? :drum: :smiley:

Just kidding, and I agree, we simply have different views on this and luckily (or unluckily?) there are bigger things to concern ourselves with.

It never occurred to me to try that.:stuck_out_tongue:

While this is true, I think most general users are just not interested in knowing such things. They just want everything to work. Unfortunately Linux is not typically sold on computers so it does not have the advantage of the the computer manufacturer verifying drivers etc.

They just do not understand that Windows typically "just works" because the hardware manufactures ensure it. it is not particularly anything MS is doing.

But if they are on this forum then they obviously have at least some interest in leaving MS (or coexisting) and unfortunately there is not better route than the one you take to help them. Luckily for all of us Zorin does "just work" far better than most distros

Wow my simple question be producing deep convos, i love this. Thanks @Aravisian you're a real inspo

And... I disagree with you.

We have no scientific statistics to point to on this.
All we can use is Observation.

Looking at the world, our society, we see plenty of examples of humans being "lazy, irresponsible and reckless." We also directly observer individuals say things like, "I do not care how it works, I just want it to work."

This may lead us to think that is how people are. But there is a fallacy in this... That limited data is enough to support an absurd conclusion. It is akin to saying that "women don't like math and science" because they heard girls in school say they did not like math class or because we are taught growing up that Math and Science is for boys.

Further observation shows us that people turn to Google in such massive numbers, that Google ballooned into a Mega Corporation.
That people turned Wikipedia into one of the most successful online references in the world.
We directly observe that people push boundaries, excel at difficult tasks, build amazing creations and hunger for more and more knowledge.

We observe that Browsers are most successful when they listen to user feedback requesting more control over their app, more settings and more features. Not less.

We observe that people speak up, stand up and take a knee. People care. People want to affect the world. People want to make it better. People want to alleviate ignorance.
One of the most popular game shows was one that on the surface seems like it should be boring: Jeopardy.

We observe things that contrast each other and that makes a Complex System. When looking at a complex system, it may be tempting to reach the simplest conclusion.
But my time on this forum is dominated by users asking questions, asking how and why things work, wanting to know more about how to customize, configure, adapt or change the system. Most do not go so far as to learn a lot of programming languages, but they don't just want to push a button and sit back and let the system do for them, either.
Most even are hesitant to start - but once shown how to open the door, they fling it open and dash through.

What MS is doing?
It keeps that door shut with a sign on it that says, "Authorized personal only."
They say, "You cannot handle what is in these files."
"You do not need to know about this."

MS is absolutely involved in the doing of this.