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From Andrea Pescetti <pesce...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Should quickstarter be enabled or disabled by default?
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2012 16:55:01 GMT
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 : 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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