VirtualBox

Ticket #15922 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

Need installer option "Do not create shortcuts"

Reported by: nim Owned by:
Priority: trivial Component: installer
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows

Description

I personally do not quite like creating too many shortcuts in Start Menu. I usually remove VirtualBox shortcuts after installation completes. It would be handy for the installer to have an option that says "Do not create Start Menu shortcuts".

Attachments

WindowsInstallerCreateShortcuts.png Download (23.9 KB) - added by socratis 6 months ago.
Windows Installer option to create shortcuts or not.
Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 6.50.58 PM.png Download (13.0 KB) - added by nim 6 months ago.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 months ago by socratis

Do you mean something like the attachment that follows? I don't know what version of VirtualBox you were installing, or how you were installing it, but this option has been there for a long time.

I believe that this ticket should be closed as "Invalid".

Changed 6 months ago by socratis

Windows Installer option to create shortcuts or not.

Changed 6 months ago by nim

comment:2 Changed 6 months ago by nim

That's not what I meant. I do not like Start Menu shortcuts as I stated in the initial ticket. See my new attachment.

BTW, the shortcuts "Uninstall" and "Website" do not help much at all (for me).

Last edited 6 months ago by nim (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 6 months ago by socratis

Ah, so you're not talking about shortcuts, you're talking about the "Start Menu Program Group". Close, but not the same. And yes, I agree with you, that should be an optional thing. It's easy enough to implement I believe.

comment:4 Changed 6 months ago by nim

I see this new improvement in recent test build (5.1.17.111168). Good work!

BTW, one small problem - should the option label is "Start Menu entries" (uppercased)?

Last edited 6 months ago by nim (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed 5 months ago by frank

Fix is part of VBox 5.1.8.

comment:6 Changed 5 months ago by frank

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

Re comment:9: I don't think that uppercase entries are appropriate here.

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