Opened 11 years ago
Filezilla violates Start Menu norms with uninstaller
|Reported by:||Aren Cambre||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||installer, start menu||Cc:||aren@…|
|Component version:||Operating system type:||Windows|
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In Windows, you use the Start Menu only to start programs or access things not available in programs.
See http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/The-Start-menu-overview for reinforcement, but it's been this way since at least 1995 (Windows 95). http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa511447.aspx#files 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.