Issue 39301 - Bring back the quickstarter's ability to launch applications
Summary: Bring back the quickstarter's ability to launch applications
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 30853
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 680m65
Hardware: All Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: requirements
QA Contact: issues@framework
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-12-19 22:57 UTC by peschtra
Modified: 2004-12-21 06:04 UTC (History)
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Description peschtra 2004-12-19 22:57:15 UTC
TThere has been discussion about the new quick starter's lack of usefullness and
we have been told that we can't have start open application from it because it
violates some sort of MS guideline, even though other apps do the same thing.

This is what the MS guidelines say:
"Do not *automatically* install an icon in the status notification area just to
provide convenient access to your application's features or properties. Such
convenience icons might be useful for advanced users; however, for typical
users, they only add clutter to a potentially already cluttered area of the
screen. You can include an option for users to display an icon in the taskbar
status notification area, but always configure such an option to be off by default."


I think the key point here is that it says that not to "automatically install an
icon ...provide convenient access to your application's features..." We can
install and icon, we just can't do it automatically. Please let's follow the
letter of the guidelines, and and not extrapolate them to remove a useful feature.

Comment 1 stefan.baltzer 2004-12-20 10:25:14 UTC
SBA->peschtra: I don't really get the purpose of this issue. The summary ("Quick
Starter doesn't violate MS Guidelines") is poor. What do you want to be done?

It's best to have a summary that "tells all" while cross-reading, otherwise
people might NOT take the time to read the content and the precios time invested
in research and description is lost. 

Proposal: "Bring back the quickstarter's ability to launch applications" - This
is catchy and "because it doesn't violate..." should be only part of the comments.

Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 2 lohmaier 2004-12-20 17:50:38 UTC

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 30853 ***
Comment 3 lohmaier 2004-12-20 17:52:23 UTC
closing duplicate.
Comment 4 peschtra 2004-12-21 06:04:31 UTC
peschtra->SBA: Thanks for the suggestion. Apparently it is a duplicate anyway. I
tried searching for it, but alas. :)