Downloads of v 1.8
Any *.url shortcut, and any shortcut to an uninstaller will be removed from the start menu. You can uninstall programs from the control panel (or with chocolatey!), there is no reason for such shortcuts to take up space in your launcher. Nothing is deleted- removed shortcuts are mirrored (complete with directory structure) to C:\tools\TidyStart\StartMenuBak. To reverse the actions of the script, you may simply copy any shortcuts back to your start menu.
This script will also search for the presence of the 'root' account. For those using proper User accounts, an unused Admin account must be created: I have named mine 'root' in the linux fashion. Many installers fail to implement UAC correctly and deposit start menu shortcuts into the administrative account where it is inaccessible to User accounts. This script moves all shortcuts from the 'root' account to the start menu folder accessible to all users. If you do not correctly configure your User accounts you may safely ignore this aspect of the script.
To install TidyStart (PowerShell), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:
C:\> choco install tidystart.powershell
To upgrade TidyStart (PowerShell), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:
C:\> choco upgrade tidystart.powershell
# Chocolatey doesn't clean up after the powershell install function Remove-Item -Path "$ENV:ChocolateyInstall\bin\TidyStart.bat" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
$packageName = 'TidyStart.powershell' $psFile = Join-Path $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) 'TidyStart.ps1' $url = 'https://github.com/AeliusSaionji/scripts/blob/81bed9771db408b839d5ec3586cb63085f951886/TidyStart.ps1' Install-ChocolateyPowershellCommand $packageName $psFile $url
Virus Scan Results
- tidystart.powershell.1.8.nupkg (f67e03f42118) - ## / 61 - Log in or click on link to see number of positives
This package has no dependencies.
- Initial release
- camelCase, variable $adminName, user printout
- Revo Uninstaller exception
- Steam folder exception
- Backups now go to C:\tools\TidyStart, following the Chocolatey convention
- Increased readability + decreased line length
- Condense admin actions under one UAC prompt
- Don't make changes until end of script
- Make output text pretty
|TidyStart (PowerShell) 1.8||217||Monday, April 30, 2018||approved|
|TidyStart (PowerShell) 1.5||646||Sunday, January 10, 2016||approved|
|TidyStart (PowerShell) 1.0||207||Sunday, September 27, 2015||approved|
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