[OT] Win convention question

Pat Trendler ptrendler at bigpond.com
Wed Feb 2 00:39:44 EST 2005


Richard,

I don't know if this is of any use. Interesting reading, anyway. A lot of 
apps seem to break these specs.

Design Specifications and Guidelines - Integrating with the System
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnwue/html/ch11d.asp

Then click:   Installation (covers uninstalling)

Pat

patrend at bigpond.com

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Gaskin" <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
To: "How to use Revolution" <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 10:19 AM
Subject: [OT] Win convention question


> On a Mac, you customarily install an app by dragging the app or a folder 
> from a DMG to your drive.  Uninstalling means simply dragging it to the 
> trach, and any preferences files are left behind.
>
> On Windows I use Wise Install to copy the app into its own folder in 
> /Program Files/, and when the app is run it puts its prefs data in a 
> folder within the user's Documents and Settings folder.
>
> Historically I've treated everything in the Documents and Settings folder 
> as belonging to the user, and do not bother with uninstalling. Moreover, 
> on multi-user systems I may not know where to find all of the user 
> Documents and Settings folders for everyone who may have run the app.
>
> So what is the normal convention for uninstall on Win XP?
>
> Should I:
>
> a) leave prefs in the user's Documents and Settings files
>    as is common with files in the Mac's Preferences folder?
>
> b) Delete only the prefs data in the current user's Documents
>    and Settings folder?
>
> c) Attempt to delete prefs from the Documents and Settings
>    folders for all users on the computer?
>
>
> Extra bonus points for Win HIG verse and chapter; I couldn't find the 
> section on how to handle such things.
>
> -- 
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Fourth World Media Corporation
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