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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

18 Jul 2018, 11:04

"It tries to trick users into installing it or it piggybacks on the installation of another program. "
Wow the number of times I've seen Chrome being bundled in sketchy ways.... :facepalm:
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

20 Jul 2018, 22:33

Here's what I got so far for the uninstallation page
https://autohotkey.com/uninstall

I need XP screenshots, or maybe not?
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

21 Jul 2018, 03:44

On your computer, close all AutoHotkey scripts and process.
I think that should be "all AutoHotkey scripts and processes", though "and process(es)" seems redundant.

Setup automatically closes running scripts (including Ahk2Exe) and the help file, but I suppose including that as the first step is a reasonable precaution. (It should be obvious that one must stop using the program in order to uninstall it, but it might not be obvious to everyone that the program is still running.) If the scripts are closed first, there's less reason to mention the (self-explanatory) "Setup needs to close the following script(s)" message box.

This should work on all versions of Windows: Win+R, appwiz.cpl, Enter.

On Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10, you can generally press Start or the Windows key and type:
  • appwiz.cpl, Enter; or
  • AutoHotkey Setup, Enter (more direct).
On Windows 8.1 and 10, you can right-click the Start button or press Win-X, then click Apps/Programs and Features. On Windows 8, you can right-click the corner of the screen. However, on recent Windows 10 builds you'll get Apps and Features (the Settings app) instead of Programs and Features (the Control Panel). Also, Start menu replacements tend to interfere with the right-click method.
Click the Start menu and then Settings.
I see a couple of minor problems:
  • You click the Start button to open the menu; the menu is not visible until after you click.
  • "Settings" isn't visible as such by default; there's just an icon of a gear, unless you click the hamburger button first.
I have had to explain what the Start button is more than once (but not nearly as often as I explain the Windows key). It wasn't to users of AutoHotkey, but you never know. Consider the hypothetical demographic: they're uninstalling AutoHotkey, and they need instructions.
Windows 7 & Vista: Click the Start menu Start menu and then Control Panel.
Or is it the Start button Start button?

Control Panel can be missing from the Start menu, but I suppose that's rare. There's an option between XP and 7 to give the Start menu the classic (2k) layout, where Control Panel is accessed via a Settings sub-menu. When the option is enabled, Start search doesn't work either.
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

21 Jul 2018, 10:24

lexikos wrote:
On your computer, close all AutoHotkey scripts and process.
I think that should be "all AutoHotkey scripts and processes", though "and process(es)" seems redundant.

I agree, but can't hurt to have it.

lexikos wrote:This should work on all versions of Windows: Win+R, appwiz.cpl, Enter.

On Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10, you can generally press Start or the Windows key and type:
  • appwiz.cpl, Enter; or
  • AutoHotkey Setup, Enter (more direct).

That's exactly how I would do, but some people are just really clueless about computer stuff, I'm sure you've witnessed your fair share...
Do you think I should mention this method instead (as in, only this), as it is much more consistent throughout the different versions of windows?

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Windows 7 & Vista: Click the Start menu Start menu and then Control Panel.
Or is it the Start button Start button?

Good catch! ;) I copied this from the Chrome uninstall page, I must have gotten the alt param from the <img> s. My bad :mrgreen:

Thanks for reviewing btw! :)
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

21 Jul 2018, 17:41

joedf wrote:That's exactly how I would do, but some people are just really clueless about computer stuff, I'm sure you've witnessed your fair share...
If I were writing an article teaching how to uninstall a program, I would include both methods. For our purposes though, it's fine as it is.
process(es)
To be clear, I wrote "(es)" because both "process" and "processes" are redundant. I would not suggest writing it that way. I think "all" implies plural, so it's either "the script(s) and process(es)" or "all scripts and processes".
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

22 Jul 2018, 04:03

If I read correctly, you still need screenshots for Windows XP. For this case, see my attachments.

There is a typo in the headline: "Unistalling AutoHotkey" should be "Uninstalling AutoHotkey"
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

22 Jul 2018, 11:22

@Lexikos
Whoops! my bad again :b Thanks! :mrgreen:

@Ragnar
Thanks a lot! :+1:

Updated: https://autohotkey.com/uninstall
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

09 Aug 2018, 08:08

I keep requesting a new review saying it is false positive...
But I get complaints (twice now) that it is these specific files:

Code: [Select all] [Download] GeSHi © Codebox Plus

https://autohotkey.com/download/1.0/AutoHotkey104414_Install.exe
https://autohotkey.com/download/2.0/AutoHotkey_2.0-a092-840a364.zip
https://www.autohotkey.com/download/1.0/AutoHotkey104414_Install.exe
https://autohotkey.com/download/1.1/AutoHotkey112304_Install.exe
https://www.autohotkey.com/download/1.1/AutoHotkey112304_Install.exe
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

09 Aug 2018, 08:10

lexikos wrote:@mention

Will you add a link to the uninstall page on the next release? :?:
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

09 Aug 2018, 16:36

Add the link wherever you want and I'll copy it.

I would suggest that you change the theme of the new page to match one of the pages we already have, and remove the script-based top bar (or at least the non-functional theme menu).
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

09 Aug 2018, 20:29

Sure. No problem, I will work on this on the weekend. :+1:
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

11 Aug 2018, 14:24

Thanks, but I noticed one issue: the links at the top do not work anymore.
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

11 Aug 2018, 16:55

WHOOPS! Good catch!
Must have been a conversion mistake in the markdown :b
I’ll fix this later tonight.
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

12 Aug 2018, 06:56

joedf wrote:I keep requesting a new review saying it is false positive...
But I get complaints (twice now) that it is these specific files:

Code: [Select all] [Download] GeSHi © Codebox Plus

https://autohotkey.com/download/1.0/AutoHotkey104414_Install.exe
https://autohotkey.com/download/2.0/AutoHotkey_2.0-a092-840a364.zip
https://www.autohotkey.com/download/1.0/AutoHotkey104414_Install.exe
https://autohotkey.com/download/1.1/AutoHotkey112304_Install.exe
https://www.autohotkey.com/download/1.1/AutoHotkey112304_Install.exe


Any news already?
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

12 Aug 2018, 10:04

I keep sending review requests and getting denied occasionally... I will try it again soon since we an uninstall page now. If we still get refused I’ll try removing those specific files...
Anyway we’ll see.
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

12 Aug 2018, 10:29

We also need an copy of the EULA on the page.
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

12 Aug 2018, 14:23

As in GPLv2?
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

12 Aug 2018, 14:48

Well I think a link suffices but Im not sure how Google handles this.
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Re: Google is blocking autohotkey.com

14 Aug 2018, 22:06

I have scanned these files and even the current version is flagged now. We should not be removing files google simply says are examples
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