As a Roblox developer, I access Roblox Studio via the Start menu on Windows or I just open a file directly. I don’t really use my desktop, and I prefer it that way. However, Roblox Studio creates a new desktop shortcut every time it updates on Windows 10, and I have to delete it every time since I prefer my desktop clean.
It would be great if there could be a setting (preferably one that defaults to false, unless there is evidence that more people prefer it generating a shortcut than not) that determines whether Studio creates a shortcut on the desktop whenever Studio updates.
If Roblox can address this issue, I would not need to delete the shortcut every week after Studio updates.
This is seriously starting to infuriate me, together with that shortcut in the start menu.
I use CloneTrooper1019’s Roblox Studio Mod Manager on a daily basis and the issue is that the Windows’ search function first checks the desktop and start for its results, meaning I have to find and delete 4 shortcuts every time a small update is released. Of which 2 just open the browser and the other 2 are for a program I don’t even want
I feel like this is definitely possible for the engineers to change, nevertheless it’s still a massive pain and I’m frustrated that this behaviour is still the default. As previously mentioned, a toggle button may suffice, however I don’t believe that Roblox should be re-creating the shortcut to begin with. Anything deleted off the desktop is done for a purpose.
I’m going to bump this. I don’t use the desktop to open applications. Instead, I like to put files on my desktop into folders to keep them organized, and having to delete the Roblox Player and Studio shortcuts every single time has always been quite annoying.
A potential solution would be to make Roblox’s installer to follow a wizard, which would include a setting to turn off desktop shortcuts (and even start menu shortcuts). A setup wizard could add even more customization to the installation process (default installation directory), which is going to be extremely useful as Roblox transitions from a website to a desktop app.
Oh what a coincidence, I was searching this thread to bump it to find you already doing that.
It would be great if Roblox finally solved this, I like to keep my desktop clean so I put all the programs I use in development in one folder to access them quickly. I find it very annoying to delete the shortcut every time Roblox updates and creates a new one, despite the working shortcut already existing.