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dont create desktop icon

Anonymous 5 years ago updated by Durham Bell 12 months ago 2

this would be handy for me - i try to keep the desktop clear, if unchecky could uncheck "create desktop shortcut" in an installers config that would be awesome!

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Thank you for the feedback.

For simplicity, we decided not to provide this option. You can simply remove the icon, and it won't be created again, even after updating Unchecky.

Note that if you are using a silent installation, there's a command line option for not creating the icon. Refer to the FAQ on the website for more details.


Closing as a duplicate of:

http://unchecky.userecho.com/topic/414034-yarlyik-na-rabochem-stole/

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Declined

Thank you for the feedback.

For simplicity, we decided not to provide this option. You can simply remove the icon, and it won't be created again, even after updating Unchecky.

Note that if you are using a silent installation, there's a command line option for not creating the icon. Refer to the FAQ on the website for more details.


Closing as a duplicate of:

http://unchecky.userecho.com/topic/414034-yarlyik-na-rabochem-stole/

This isn't a duplicate, you misunderstood the request. The OP was asking if Unchecky could uncheck the "Create a desktop shortcut" option on other installers. This is a common, albeit moronic, practice. Proof positive of that was the fact that Unchecky, an app built for unchecking obnoxious boxes that itself automatically checked an obnoxious box, checked that box.


Microsoft is (somewhat ironically) the voice of reason here:

If you do only one thing...

  • Don't abuse the desktop—keep users in control. If your target users are likely to use your program frequently, provide an option during setup to put a shortcut on the desktop, unselected by default.

Guidelines

  • 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.

They even said it twice.