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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Should quickstarter be enabled or disabled by default?
Date Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:40:16 GMT
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.
>

+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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