Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#2811 closed enhancement (fixed)

Reduce number of Start menu shortcuts on MS Windows

Reported by: wenzeslaus Owned by: grass-dev@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 7.0.3
Component: Packaging Version: svn-releasebranch70
Keywords: start menu, shortcut, user-friendly, WinGRASS Cc:
CPU: Unspecified Platform: MSWindows 8

Description

Typing "grass" on Win 8 and Win 10 gives 4 entries for one installed GRASS GIS version. The entries are:

  • GRASS GIS GUI
  • GRASS GIS CLI
  • GRASS GIS Website
  • GRASS GIS Release Notes

The actual order is usually much worse than what is above, so it is pretty hard to find the think user wants to use.

I suggest to leave just the "GRASS GIS GUI" entry. The Release Notes link doesn't go to any release notes anyway. If we want to promote the Website link we can put it to the Help menu in GUI as many other projects do. And the CLI-only version is not really need. If somebody want to use CLI-only GRASS, he or she is already using Linux.

Attachments (2)

grass71-win.png (3.4 KB) - added by martinl 6 years ago.
menu in standalone install
grass71-osgeo.png (5.4 KB) - added by martinl 6 years ago.
menu in osgeo4w

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by martinl

First attempt done in r66925. I will check next build. I left in the start menu only one item - "Launch GRASS GIS", nothing else.

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 6 years ago by martinl

Replying to martinl:

First attempt done in r66925. I will check next build. I left in the start menu only one item - "Launch GRASS GIS", nothing else.

And also "Uninstall"... (so two)

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by martinl

I finished modifications in trunk, see menu for standalone install attachment:grass71-win.png and just one item in OSGeo4W menu in the case of OSGeo4W framework attachment:grass71-osgeo.png.

If no objections I will do backport to rel70.

Changed 6 years ago by martinl

Attachment: grass71-win.png added

menu in standalone install

Changed 6 years ago by martinl

Attachment: grass71-osgeo.png added

menu in osgeo4w

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 6 years ago by martinl

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Replying to martinl:

If no objections I will do backport to rel70.

Done in r67027. Closing ticket, feel free to reopen if needed.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by wenzeslaus

Thanks. It looks good now.

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