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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 the program?

Brian Barker

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