Issue 46298 - Install should install a start-menu item with -nodefault
Summary: Install should install a start-menu item with -nodefault
Alias: None
Product: Installation
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-03-30 13:51 UTC by rri0189
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:26 UTC (History)
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Description rri0189 2005-03-30 13:51:00 UTC
It should be possible to start from the menu with the -nodefault option switched
on, in addition to all the create-new-document options, so that a user who
wishes to start the application and open an existing document in the traditional
manner (rather than opening the document on the desktop to start the
application) can do so without the distraction of a null document. (The
-nodefault option is also broken, but that's another Issue.) The Windows
installer, at least, does not provide that.
Comment 1 Olaf Felka 2005-03-30 14:00:32 UTC
of @ is: Is this a defect or an enhancement?
Comment 2 rri0189 2005-03-31 01:36:27 UTC
It's hard to say. On the one hand, it's adding a function that isn't in the
beta. On the other hand, "Start the program without creating a new document in
the process," seems like a /very/ silly function not to have, and 7/8 of new
users are going to wonder what on Earth is going on when they can't find it.
Comment 3 2005-04-01 09:07:47 UTC
S @ CJ: How do you think about this additional start menu entry?
Comment 4 christian.jansen 2005-04-01 09:41:24 UTC
This is an enhancement. This option helps more users who are experts and thus I
think it does not make sense to provide an option like this in a so prominent way. 

What I think would help users, is to have some kind of "File Open" entry in the
start menu which launches the OO.o app window with a "Start pane" opened. From
there users can open existing documents, templates. etc.

I'll reassign the issue to the owner Requirements
Comment 5 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:22:54 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with
one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been
addressed. Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
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Comment 6 rri0189 2008-05-16 02:46:23 UTC
I have been asked to update this. As I have switched to OSX, I am no longer in a position to do so.