Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#567 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Padre StandAlone uninstall icon

Reported by: szabgab Owned by:
Priority: frozen Milestone:
Component: downstream Version: 0.46
Keywords: Cc:


I think it is customary in the Windows world to have an icon next to in the application folder to uninstall the application. If so I think Padre Standalone should have one too.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by CSJewell

Actually, it's not. In fact, Microsoft tells people who want the "Certified for Windows *" logos NOT to do that. People do it anyway, and we COULD...

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by szabgab

  • Priority changed from major to frozen

So for now we freeze this ticket.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by dolmen

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

I agree with CSJewell: the right place for uninstall is only the Add/Remove? control panel.
Have a look to the Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines
In the <Guidelines/Windows? Environment/Start? Menu/Guidelines/Start? menu files>, it says:

Put only program shortcuts on the Start menu. Don’t put shortcuts to the following items on the Start menu:

  • Program uninstallers. Users access uninstallers through the Programs control panel item.
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