Opened 4 years ago

Closed 17 months ago

#579 closed defect (fixed)

Installer always creates desktop shortcuts to OSGeo4W Shell

Reported by: andreaerdna Owned by: osgeo4w-dev@…
Priority: minor Component: Installer
Version: Keywords:


The installer always creates Desktop shortcuts to "OSGeo4W Shell" even if the "Create icon on Desktop" checkbox is not checked.

The link is created on the Desktop in a folder named like the "Start menu name" at the end of the post install processes.

Se also, slightly different, #234

Change History (5)

comment:1 by arencambre, 3 years ago

I agree that this is a defect. Not only is putting shortcuts on the desktop contrary to best practices, the OSGeo4W Shell shortcut is already in the Start Menu, so this shortcut is just duplicate cruft.

comment:2 by jef, 17 months ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:3 by arencambre, 17 months ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

Using the installer I just now downloaded from, it continues to place an OSGeo4W folder on the desktop even though Create icon on desktop is not checked.

comment:4 by jef, 17 months ago

Try testing.

comment:5 by jef, 17 months ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed
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