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From shzh zhao <aoo.zhaos...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Should quickstarter be enabled or disabled by default?
Date Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:36:21 GMT
The best way is giving a user an option when installing the software,
in this step,let user enable or disable it.

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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