#496 Windows installer should not default create Desktop shortcut

closed-wont-fix
nobody
5
2012-04-13
2012-03-28
No

By default, the Windows installer in 0.7.1 is set to create a Desktop shortcut. From: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa511450.aspx

> If your users are very likely to use your program frequently, provide an option during setup to put a program shortcut on the desktop. Most programs won't be used frequently enough to warrant offering this option.

> Present the option unselected by default. Requiring users to select the option is important because once undesired icons are on the desktop, many users are reluctant to remove them. This can lead to unnecessary desktop clutter.

Users will use SMPlayer very often, but I believe the regular way to launch is via double-clicking a media file, NOT by opening the program from the desktop and then using File > Open to find a file. In addition to this, there are several other more likely ways to launch including Start Menu and Pinned taskbar icons.

I suggest simply unselecting this option by default.

Discussion

  • Josh

    Josh - 2012-03-28
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Josh

    Josh - 2012-03-28

    Fixed (r4202)

     
  • Ricardo Villalba

    • status: closed --> closed-wont-fix
     
  • Ricardo Villalba

    The option to enable the desktop shortcut is quite hidden in the installer, so it's very easy that the user won't see it, even if he/she wants the shortcurt in the desktop.

    So I revert the change.

     

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