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Frustrated
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24 days ago
Frustrated
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I wanted to delete all the entries on the Nirsoft tab and I struggle for half an hour trying to figure out how to delete all the installed applications via SysMenu. I use the muti-select option and had all the individual apps on Nirsoft tab checked on but I could not for the life of me figure out how to delete all the check entries. The delete option in the right mouse click only deleted the highlighted item. Only after searching through the manual did I discovered that to do a mass deletion one has to click on APPLY ALL. Without the manual there was no way it would of dawned on me that was what I had to do.

Is there no way of actually having a DELETE option in the app so its a bit more intuitive when performing an option like this on multiple entries?
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Gianluca
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22 days ago
Gianluca
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You are right about the ease of use of the massive actions. Unfortunately I have no idea on a way to make it easier.
If anyone has a better idea I'm opened to any proposal.
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Frustrated
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22 days ago
Frustrated
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Gianluca wrote:
You are right about the ease of use of the massive actions. Unfortunately I have no idea on a way to make it easier.
If anyone has a better idea I'm opened to any proposal.



Well normally with multiple items selected a right mouse click would give one options to perform on those selected items. Even enabling a button (which normally is disabled if no entries are selected) somewhere on that screen would be more intuitive. Just my 2 cents so to speak.
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20 days ago
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Frustrated wrote:
Well normally with multiple items selected a right mouse click would give one options to perform on those selected items.

This is right when you have consistent actions to apply on every selected items.
In SyMenu you can have a three different actions: add, update, delete.

And any action has a completely different consequence on your item.

For example if you check a program that is not yet installed and a program that is already installed, what I have to do if you ask for a massive deletion?

The delete action is inconsistent on a program not yet installed so what do you, as a user, expect SyMenu will do for you in this scenario?
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Frustrated
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20 days ago
Frustrated
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Gianluca wrote:
Frustrated wrote:
Well normally with multiple items selected a right mouse click would give one options to perform on those selected items.

This is right when you have consistent actions to apply on every selected items.
In SyMenu you can have a three different actions: add, update, delete.

And any action has a completely different consequence on your item.

For example if you check a program that is not yet installed and a program that is already installed, what I have to do if you ask for a massive deletion?

The delete action is inconsistent on a program not yet installed so what do you, as a user, expect SyMenu will do for you in this scenario?



Is there a way to add some text on to the Apply All button to indicate the action that would be taken should the button be pressed? In my case I had no idea that pressing this button would of uninstalled all of the selected applications
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20 days ago
Gianluca
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Indeed it's true before you press the button but as soon as you press it, you are asked for a confirmation for every uninstallation.
If you are uninstalling 10 programs and install 5, the alert ask you a confirmation for the first ones listing then one by one.
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Frustrated
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20 days ago
Frustrated
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What I was getting at was that in my case I spent 30+ minutes trying to figure out how to delete a selection of entries. Only when I came across the manual on the website did I realize I had to click on the APPLY ALL button. If I had done a mass selection like that and noticed that the APPLY ALL button indicated that a DELETION would of occurred then I may not have spent 30 minutes looking at how to delete the selected items.
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