[tex-live] TL 2009 : No menu entry in Start/Programs

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Mon Oct 12 14:49:45 CEST 2009

Philip TAYLOR a écrit :
> I find that I am seriously inconvenienced by
> the lack of any entries in the Start menu,
> so using the GUI I inverted the setting of
> the option "Create menu in shortcuts and on desktop"

I'm sorry, but isn't the text "create shortcuts in menu and on desktop"?

> (intending to delete the menu entry from the desktop
> but leave it in Start/Programs),

What we call "menu" is the "start/programs" menu.

> but no menu
> has appeared and I cannot find any option in TLMGR
> to allow me to apply this new preference.
I'm not sure if this is possible. You may find some help at:


(obiously you're not using a client over a network, but I think the w32client
script has the ability to add a start menu entry to an existing installation).

> How do I apply this new preference, and may
> I please repeat my request that the two conflated
> questions "Add shortcuts to menu and desktop"
> be unbundled, as almost all will want the former
> and relatively few will want the latter ?
You resquest has been listened ot, but but we decided it was to late before
release to change options of the installer. We will make the appropriate changes
after release.

My opinion is that we should always install shortcuts in the start menu, so we
could even keep only one option: "install shortcuts on desktop". I tend to think
windows users expect programs to always install shortcuts in the start menu, so
it need not be an option (at least not in the wizard installer). As a windows
user, wdyt?


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