I always use the custom install and uncheck the visualizations,
quick launch icon (which allows Winamp to appear in the system
tray) as well as the modern skin support. Modern skin support
caused problems with accessibility with both JAWS and NVDA.
On 10/20/2018 10:39 AM, Brian Vogel
I received private
correspondence from another member who's had problems with
installing Winamp's beta, downloaded directly from the Winamp
site. I have to say that I suspect idiosyncratic issues with the
Windows 10 (if you're using 10, otherwise whatever version you are
using) installation on the machine.
I used NVDA during the install, and I have Unchecky on my system
which runs Win10 Home, 64-bit, Version 1809 [yes, I got an early
update that worked], Build 17763. Here is what I encountered:
Dialog 1: Opening Dialog, just hit the Next button
Dialog 2: Install type (Standard versus Custom). Unchecky, if
you're using it, switches any installer that gives standard and
custom options to custom, since if there is bundled software the
only way it will be exposed for a user to choose or decline is
with a custom install. In the case of Winamp I can report that
there is no bundled software, so if you wish to choose the
standard install you should be safe. That being said, you will
probably not get the next dialog for choosing components you wish
to install, so if you wish to pick and choose, keep/choose the
custom option. I proceeded with Custom. Next button.
Dialog 3: Install Location. Uses the Program Files (x86) Winamp
folder, which is precisely as expected. Next button.
Dialog 4: Choose Components. Defaults to Full with all skins,
visualizations, etc. There are three other options to choose
from, and no matter which you choose the component tree changes to
indicate via checkboxes what components are/are not installed with
that option. You can customize any of them. I just went with
Full. Next button.
Dialog 5: Choose Start Options. Has three checkboxes: Start
Menu Entry, Quick Launch Icon, Desktop Icon.
Dialog 6: This is the last true Winamp dialog, however, you will
get another UAC dialog right after you launch Winamp for the first
time just like you do when you launch the installer. The only
thing on this dialog is a checkbox asking if you want to launch
Winamp when finished and the close (or maybe it was finish)
NOTE: If using NVDA, pay attention to the rising beep indicator
to determine when the install is actually complete. The Winamp
installer exposes each and every item during the install to NVDA,
so it keeps reading and reading and reading well after Dialog 6
above has been presented and I have no idea how long this might
keep going on as I stopped it about 30 seconds or so after I saw
that the install had completed (and it did complete when the beep
indicator tells you it did).
Brian - Windows
10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763
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