How about a registry key/environment variable to disable creation of .desktop files?

Austin English austinenglish at
Thu Jul 22 23:59:13 CDT 2010

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 11:56 PM, Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:
> In my automated testing I've noticed that some apps create desktop links
> without asking and there's no way to avoid them.  It's a similar
> situation for start menu entries.
> It would be nice to be able to have an entire install fully contained in
> a .wine folder that could be cleanly deleted after the test is done.
> This isn't currently the case.
> Would it be appropriate to have a registry key or environment variable
> to disable this behavior silently?  Or is hacking scripts to delete
> individual entries afterwards the right approach?

WINEDLLOVERRIDES="winemenubuilder.exe=d" wine foo.exe


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