#189 XP install doesn't add the.exe to start menu

Next Release

A The Hessling Editor folder is added to XP's Start - All Programs during XP install, but the folder contains everything else than a link to the THE.EXE executable itself, so one can't start the THE editor from START - ALL PROGRAMS. I added the shortcut manually, but I don't see why the installer can't do that itself.


  • LesK

    LesK - 2010-08-08

    It's there on Windows 7! I didn't do an install on my XP machine when I upgraded from W2k. Just copied all the folders from my backup.

    I seem to recall getting a desktop icon during my first install, but I could be wrong!

    Shouldn't this be a Feature Request, not a Bug?

    Feel free to email me via SF if you need more help.

  • Finn Skovgaard

    Finn Skovgaard - 2010-08-08

    1. I don't need help since I copied the shortcut myself.
    2. If the installation procedure adds an entry to start - all programs and it is impossible to start the program from that entry, I do consider it a bug, not a feature request. If it didn't add anything to start - all programs at all, I would consider it a feature request. It didn't add a desktop icon but I wouldn't consider that a bug.
    3. Could you elaborate on how to contact you via SF? Not understood.

  • LesK

    LesK - 2010-08-08

    If you right click on it and select Properties then you can do what you want.
    When viewing a SF comment, the left pane shows the date and Sender. Just click on vmrexx to send SF email. Make sure your settings under Account on the main page allow receiving email.

  • Mark Hessling

    Mark Hessling - 2011-05-05

    The new THE installer will include a Start menu item for starting THE

  • Mark Hessling

    Mark Hessling - 2011-05-05
    • assigned_to: nobody --> rexx
    • status: open --> pending-fixed
  • Mark Hessling

    Mark Hessling - 2013-06-21
    • Group: --> Next Release

Log in to post a comment.

Get latest updates about Open Source Projects, Conferences and News.

Sign up for the SourceForge newsletter:

JavaScript is required for this form.

No, thanks