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Define prompt before apps make changes e.g. Startup

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#1 beejabee


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 01:59 PM

Programs, in general, have removed the prompt for a customization option e.g. "Add to Start Menu."  Consequently, many programs change Personalizations which are either noticed post-install or creep up due to performance issues.  Firefox updates are also culprits i.e. change my profile by modifying the toolbar.  I'm looking to at least prompt to avoid these surprises post-installation.  Ideally, I'd prefer to restrict applications from summarily adding to the start menu or placing an icon on the desktop or adding to the taskbar, etc.  The online documents I've seen refer to removal after changes are made, but I want to pre-empt this "take-over." 


I'm a Win 7 32 bit recent recruit and a formal comfortable Win XPer.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 07:02 PM

IMO...unless you have access to the installation routine used by the specific program developer...your only alternative to control what is installed is to read carefully options provided.


Browsers vary in what they install without permission...installing any toolbar is just asking for trouble, IMO, which is why I prefer IE over other browsers.


XP is no different than any other version of Windows in that respect, IMO.  XP does not provide those options, they are inherent in the specific program install routines, IMO.



#3 beejabee

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 07:56 AM

Thanks for your response.  Seems I'll just have to expect the unexpected - Grrr!

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