Re: TakeCommand no longer showing its icon in Win7 Taskbar
On 2010-03-22 19:58, David Marcus wrote:
> ---Quote (Originally by dbartt)---
> That happens because the icon for the task bar is from the Windows installer folder rather than from the program itself. When you install a new version the old installer folder is no longer valid.
> ---End Quote---
> Any idea why it doesn't use the icon from the program itself? The same thing happens on Vista. Seems to me that using the icon in the program would work better.
This is a "feature" of Windows Installer. Since Windows Installer can
setup shortcuts for programs that are "install-on-demand", it needs to
have some icon for it on the local disk, since the actual executable may
not yet be installed on the system at all.
As to why it seems to insist on using this approach for programs that
are NOT installed on demand, I have no clue. To me, it smells heavily
of overengineering... :)