Bug report #3082
Start Menu is cluttered
|Affected QGIS version:||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Windows||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||Resolution:||fixed|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||Copied to github as #:||13142|
Please remove the uninstaller and web site shortcuts from the Start Menu.
Best practices for Windows applications mean you only put shortcuts to programs in the Start Menu. See http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/The-Start-menu-overview for reinforcement, but it's been this way since at least 1995 (Windows 95). http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa511447.aspx#files says: "Don't put shortcuts to the following items on the Start menu:" and mentions "program uninstallers", "web sites, and "help files" among some others.
Quick sampling of my current applications shows many strong examples where Start Menu is uncluttered, including Openoffice.org, MySql, Mozilla Firefox, Pidgin, Wireshark, and others.