Custom vs other

By learninmypc
Jan 21, 2016
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  1. In numerous posts/threads here in TS I've seen it mentioned to select "Custom" rather than the other option whe installing a program, may I ask what the difference is? :)
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,548   +2,894

    One is streamlined where some if not all options are preset for the installation. Selecting Custom will allow you the opportunity to change any of those settings.
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  3. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,026   +51

    Hi, If you choose the custom install option, you will often see that you are about to agree to install another program, as well as the one you wanted.
    So the custom part is that you can choose to install the extra software, or not.
    The other, default option will be 'express' which means that you will install the extra software, but you won't get the choice of yes or no.
    I always choose the 'custom' option. I like to know what I am putting on my PC !
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,589   +335

    Ok, I asked this question because I've been trying to TOTALLY & completely uninstall Firefox from my W10 computerin hopes the problems I've had were my fauly & not other. I've tried Programs & Features, revo & from here .
    In a nutshell, I want FF gone so I can start brand new. Every thing I've done so far (too many to mention) , I've reinstalled FF only to have it "look" like it was. I hope you understand what I'm asking, been a looong day :)
  5. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,026   +51

  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,589   +335

  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,589   +335

    Managed to get it completely uninstalled, dumped reclcyling bin,rebooted & reinstalled it a bit ago & now its worse than originally. #Stumped :)
  8. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,229   +200

    I've uninstalled Firefox a couple of times in the past mainly when I've boobed and ended up with one of those impossibly hard to remove toolbars when downloading something else. Doing a custom install of new software can reduce the likelihood of that happening considerably. Firefox does always look the same after reinstalling it as it did before. That's how I know that I've succeeded. The difference being that the pesky toolbar has finally gone. I've found the Mozilla site to be fine for downloads of Firefox.
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,589   +335

    I'm one of those that "read" each box before going to next one to try to make sure I get no extras. So far FF is working normally this morning.
    Evidently adblock plus might of been the culprit. Hopefully it'll be smoother sailing now, thanks all. :)

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