[OT] Win convention question
ptrendler at bigpond.com
Wed Feb 2 00:39:44 EST 2005
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
Then click: Installation (covers uninstalling)
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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