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From Kevin Grignon <kevingrignon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Should quickstarter be enabled or disabled by default?
Date Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:06:50 GMT
KG01 - see comments inline. 

On Jul 21, 2012, at 5:40 AM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 2:36 PM, shzh zhao <aoo.zhaoshzh@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> The best way is giving a user an option when installing the software,
>> in this step,let user enable or disable it.
>> 
> 

KG01 - Perhaps we can include an 'enable' / 'disable' QuickStart option directly in the Help
menu on the main menu.  

This location would ensure the commands persist, and are available in both states. 

Evoking the the quickstart menu option from the quickstart bar in the system tray would serve
as contextual, redundant access. Again, enabling could be evoke by the commands in the help
menu. 


> +1 for this idea if it can be done easily...I don't know what's involved so
> it may not be possible for the upcoming 3.4.1.
> 
> 
>> 
>> 2012/7/20 Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org>
>> 
>>> Risto Jääskeläinen wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Supposing that quickstarter is working without any faults there is still
>>>> a time stealing hiding in it. Those users who use OpenOffice only once
>>>> and while lost a bit their working time every day they start their
>>>> computer and not use use OpenOffice at that session.
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> Yes, but what we should focus on is how easy it is for affected users to
>>> change behavior. And here having Quickstarter enabled by default shows a
>>> clear benefit.
>>> 
>>> Users who have Quickstarter enabled and wish to disable it must simply
>>> right-click on the icon and uncheck "Load during system start-up". Very
>>> clear and easy. This is probably what saved us from thousands of reports
>> of
>>> https://issues.apache.org/ooo/**show_bug.cgi?id=119102<
>> https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=119102>: for once, users
>> were able to figure out how to workaround a bug
>>> themselves (of course, disabling Quickstarter was just a workaround, but
>> it
>>> worked).
>>> 
>>> Users who have Quickstarter disabled and wish to enable it must: know or
>>> imagine that it exists, open the Options, find it in the jungle of
>> options
>>> (under "Memory", by the way)...
>>> 
>>> Since it is much simpler to disable than enable, and since most clueless
>>> users will benefit from having it enabled by default, I'd definitely keep
>>> it enabled. Especially now that the related bug is fixed.
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>>  Andrea.
>>> 
>> 
>> 
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