Port |Bug 598779 - Remove start menu directory and safe mode shortcut creation| to SeaMonkey

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SeaMonkey
Installer
7 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: sgautherie, Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 1 bug)

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x86
Windows 2000
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(Whiteboard: [WONTFIX?])

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Description

7 years ago
Thunderbird ported this in bug 641784...

Comment 1

7 years ago
I'm not sure if we want to do this but I'll defer to the rest of you.

Comment 2

6 years ago
I think this is a terrible idea.  While users are often advised to see if a problem occurs in Safe Mode, they are rarely told how to launch SeaMonkey in Safe Mode.  

Clicking an icon in a Start menu is user-oriented.  Getting a command line and entering the correct path to SeaMonkey with the correct parameters -- not "safemode", not "safe-mode", but "-safe-mode" -- is definitely NOT user-oriented.

Comment 3

6 years ago
Yeah. Makes sense. Adding [WONTFIX?] to the whiteboard.
Whiteboard: [WONTFIX?]
(In reply to David E. Ross from comment #2)
> I think this is a terrible idea.  While users are often advised to see if a
> problem occurs in Safe Mode, they are rarely told how to launch SeaMonkey in
> Safe Mode.  

In recent times I've seen quite often comments such as the following:

Does this happen in Safe Mode? Help → Restart with Add-Ons Disabled

which I'll venture is user-oriented, as far as it works (i.e., e.g. not if the app crashes at every startup).

This said, I am *not* in favour of removing the safe-mode desktop icon (on platforms where it exists) because we need a user-oriented way to start SeaMonkey in Safe Mode when it is not already running (and in particular, against a startup crash).

Comment 5

6 years ago
Not often, but I see - browser not start at all, or start and crash, but start in safe-mode. Usage of help menu not a solution for that case.
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