Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#16743 new defect

Reconsider "Add Start Menu & Desktop shortcuts" option (Windows)

Reported by: discer Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-disk-leak
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One of Tor Browser's stated objetives is leaving not too much traces in the user's computer; in particular, after deleting it from the desktop, it should be mostly gone.

The desktop shortcut is mostly useless when installing to the desktop, you have another shortcut right inside the "Tor Browser" folder, so it looks a bit silly.

The more "scary" one is the start menu one, which resides inside "$HOMEPATH$\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs", and is more troubling. With no uninstaller, users have to remember to delete it manually and may miss it completely, specially on some newer versions of Windows where the list of programs is kind of hidden, and where deleting shortcuts is much more involved (can't right click -> delete directly).

So I think, at the very lest, the Start Menu shortcut shouldn't be created by default.

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comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by cypherpunks

Keywords: tbb-disk-leak added
Priority: LowMedium
Severity: Normal
Type: enhancementdefect
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