Opened 11 years ago

#8109 new Bug report

Filezilla violates Start Menu norms with uninstaller

Reported by: Aren Cambre Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: installer, start menu Cc: aren@…
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version:


In Windows, you use the Start Menu only to start programs or access things not available in programs.

See for reinforcement, but it's been this way since at least 1995 (Windows 95). goes further and specifies exactly what should not be in the Start Menu.

Filezilla is violating this paradigm by including the uninstaller as a start menu item. It's unnecessary because Windows users use the Control Panel to remove programs.

If you eliminate the uninstaller, you don't even need a FileZilla FTP Client folder folder in the Start Menu, eliminating a "dry click" and exposing FileZilla immediately when a user clicks on All Programs (in Windows 7).

This would make FileZilla be like other popular Windows programs, like Adobe Reader, GIMP, Pidgin, KeePass, Mozilla Firefox, Wireshark, and more.

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