A lot of users were not able to find out how to start SmartFTP after the installation. That's why there is a shortcut on the desktop. You can easily delete the shortcut.
Indeed. However, I already have a shortcut to it in my Quick Launch. A checkbox in the installer (ticked by default) saying Create a shortcut on the desktop
is present in other installers. That avoids doing:
- Show the Desktop.
- Look for the shortcut SmartFTP added.
- Delete it.
- Confirm the Recycle Bin warning.
- Put the windows back as they were.
It won't solve climate change, sure. But it would save tidy people some mild annoyance each time they upgrade.
These are unimportant things.
I still have a folder at C:\Program Files\SmartFTP Client 2.5 Setup Files\SmartFTP Client 2.5 Setup Files. No other program seems to require 2 folders in the Program Files area.
I disagree. Creating a slight mess of your user's Program Files folder is important. If every app did this, that folder would be even harder to manage.
Being considerate towards the user by keeping the install as tidy as possible just seems like the right thing to do.
Why should we use a 100kb fancy icon for the installer?
I'm pretty sure .ico
files are less than 100kB in size! The favicon.ico for this forum
is 2.5kB. It only has the small sizes. I doubt the larger sizes would add 97.5kB. The SFTPMSI.exe
I have is about 5MB, so a 100kB icon would add about 2% to the filesize. If the icon is 10kB, which seems a more realistic figure, that would add about 0.2% to the filesize
. 0.2% filesize increase for a touch of class? Bargain!
The installer is the first thing SmartFTP users experience. They experience it again with each upgrade. Giving it the excellent icon from the SmartFTP client would slightly enrich those experiences. The installer already has nice graphics, such as the top right corner here:
So yeah, giving the client the classy icon seems in sync with what you already provide, without busting teh intarwebs.
Edited by Cerbera, 02 April 2008 - 04:52 AM.