Created attachment 96240 [details]
screen shot of Swedish quick start for LO 4.2.1
Steps to reproduce:
1. right click on Quick start
2. Try to select option "check for updates"
3. Realise it is not part of the options available
Not able to to check for updates unless starting one of the LO applications
Be able to right-click the quickstart icon in order to check for updates without starting one of the applications.
Operating System: Windows 8
Version: 18.104.22.168 release
You post a screenshot of 4.1 but write you use 22.214.171.124 later.
In 126.96.36.199 I can go to menu > Help > Check for updates.
The resolution you suggest requires you to start the actual application, e.g. Write. The function missing refers to the quick start (quick launch?) icon found in the bottom right hand corner of windows screen. The screen shot is NOT from 4.1, it is from 4.2.1 in Windows 8.1 (all Swedish)
lal, which applications are you aware of, that check for updates without being open? Note that e.g. flash or java do run in the background and are thus able to check. Not sure if having a LO agent for updates is worth the effort. Also highly doubt that there's capacity for that.
Thank you for your updated note on this matter.
The application I refer to is already running in the background at all times on the computer - it is the windows LO Quickstart application found in the bottom right hand corner of the task bar.
The function requested is not that the application would automatically poll for new updates (as your reference to Java or Flash would indicate), so I am sorry that I am unclear on this. What I am aiming for is for the user to have the same functionality as s/he has for starting e.g. Write via the LO quick launch application: Right-click on the LO quicklaunch icon already active in the taskbar, and in the options made visible (see screen shot) a new one would be "Check for updates". That link would simply bring up the regular "check for updates" screen in LO.
Today I have to first start LO Write or the "LO general launch application" (neither of them are actively running in the task bar) to get access to the update check via the menu inside the application.
The suggested apporach would simplify updateing/upgrading to latest LO version for most (all?) MS windows LO users.
Hoping this has helped explain better - but if not, please let me know.
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The suggestion to let LibreOffice Quickstart also perform update checks for new LO versiopns has not been moved for six months.
DO I need o explain the feautre in different words or is it understood?
edited summary notes to make clearer what the enhancement request is for
I set status to NEW
consider that QuickStarter has been temporarily disabled in LibO 188.8.131.52 but will be available again in forthcoming LibO 184.108.40.206
the 4.2.x branch still has active quickstarter
This was a mistake to set to New without UX. I'd say WontFix on this.
The quickstarter is heading south because it's suspicious for virus scanners and not a cross-plattform feature. Updates are better handled internally, meaning your get an infobar if there is a new release available. So any effort in this feature is futile.