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[argouml-issues] [Issue 6511] New - Installer puts shortcuts under admin user

Author jla
Full name Jacob Anawalt
Date 2016-01-07 10:58:18 PST
Message http://argouml.tigri​s.org/issues/show_bu​g.cgi?id=6511
                 Issue #|6511
                 Summary|Installer puts shortcuts under admin user
               Component|argouml
                 Version|0.34
                Platform|PC
                     URL|
              OS/Version|All
                  Status|NEW
       Status whiteboard|
                Keywords|
              Resolution|
              Issue type|DEFECT
                Priority|P3
            Subcomponent|Build, installation, setup - scripts and tools
             Assigned to|linus
             Reported by|jla






------- Additional comments from jla at tigris dot org Thu Jan 7 10:58:17 -0800 2016 -------
When I installed ArgoUML from a limited user account I was unable to see
shortcuts to launch the application and browsing into the install location
it wasn't immediately obvious which file to click to launch it.

The ArgoUML-0.34-setup.exe runs with administrative privileges and puts the
software into C:\Program Files (x86)\ArgoUML so it is accessable by all
users, but it places the start menu shortcuts into the runas/administrator
user's account instead of to the "all users" locations.

Please consider changing the shortcut installation location to the "all
users" locations. On Win8/10 I believe that is
"C:\ProgramData\Mi​crosoft\Windows\St​art Menu\Programs\ArgoUML" and
"C:\Users\Public\Desktop".

Also please consider putting a launcher shortcut in the install directory.
That would give a more obvious thing to click and could be a work-around for
a person to copy to their desktop or start menu if they don't have access to
or don't know how to find the installed shortcuts under the administrator
user's account.

Alternatively I wouldn't have minded if the installer didn't require
administrator and installed into something like %LOCALAPPDATA%\Programs. In
that case I suspect the shortcuts would have properly created for my limited
user account.

ArgoUML-0.34-setup.exe
Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

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