Bug 15880 - The installer pre-selects 'Install for all users' but you can't click 'next'
Summary: The installer pre-selects 'Install for all users' but you can't click 'next'
Status: RESOLVED UPSTREAM
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 7.0.4.x
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: 7.0.5
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2013-11-01 13:15 UTC by Alan McGovern
Modified: 2013-12-04 17:01 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description Alan McGovern 2013-11-01 13:15:34 UTC
When installing MonoTouch the installer has a page where it offers you different ways to install. The only option available is 'Install for all users of this machine'. This option is automatically selected for you. However the 'Continue' button on that page is not enabled even though the option is selected. You have to click on it again before you can click 'Continue'.

It's a confusing experience. Can we improve this?

http://screencast.com/t/fu5D2sLErw
Comment 1 GouriKumari 2013-11-04 14:41:04 UTC
Observed that the above mentioned screen appear only when the machine has more than one User. 
Also, there is no option to Install Xamarin.iOS for the current user only.

Supplemental Info:
Screenshot: http://screencast.com/t/rRhHnquoHA
First screen is from a machine with more than one user .
Second screen is from a machine with only one user.

Test Env:

Xamarin.iOS 7.0.4.172.pkg
Comment 2 PJ 2013-11-07 19:29:16 UTC
Yeah this is definitely not grendel. 

I don't think anything has changed here, but if we want to investigate further http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11487596/making-os-x-installer-packages-like-a-pro-xcode4-developer-id-mountain-lion-re is a decent read.
Comment 3 Sebastien Pouliot 2013-11-08 08:43:09 UTC
There has not been changes to the package recently so I believe it's been like this since (at least) Xamarin 2.0 times (when we dropped -eval and switched format for the main one) or maybe forever.

A quick googling shows that this same (weird) behaviour happens in several packages. That sounds like an Apple bug. I did not see workaround (just end-users noticing it) but maybe there's one (I have not read thru PJ's link yet).

Also, like Gouri mentioned, the fact that most computers are single user system means it's not an issue that many people will see. IMO multi-users system users, with admin rights to install packages, are less likely to be confused by this.

note: if someone has time to check 3rd party packages to see if they all behave the same… that will give us a clue if there's a workaround (or not);
Comment 4 PJ 2013-12-04 17:01:36 UTC
This seems to be working as intended, especially based on comment 1. RESOLVING as UPSTREAM due to this being the way the installer tool works.