At 17:06 17/08/2014 -0700, Thomas Taylor wrote:
On 17-8-2014 18:04, Kajdna Noname wrote:
Is there ONE place where I can turn off ALL automatic overrides?
This action would more properly be set under "Options" during
initial setup where MOST users would expect to find it.
Oh, surely not?!
o Most users would have no idea what they were being asked at some
point during installation, when they have not seen the facilities in
operation and seen how useful or how unhelpful they find them.
o If all the setting were to be available, it would take tens of
minutes to study them and decide which to keep and which to discard.
This would be severely off-putting to any new users.
o Any subsequent change would presumably require reinstallation of
the program. The current questioner would have no means of sorting
their problem without doing this.
o The settings would be fossilised for the installation, not stored
*per user* in user profiles, which is presumably the current
arrangement. Other users of a computer would be limited to the
arbitrary choices of the original installer.
Even if you mean by your ambiguous "initial setup" the first time any
user uses the installation, some of these problems would apply. Can
you be confident that the current questioner would have made the
decisions they now believe to be convenient before they experienced
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