Desktop icon keeps coming back
Seems like whenever Teams does an auto-update, a shortcut is always put on my desktop.
Stop. Doing. This.
I work in an educational establishment where we have OneDrive KFM. Every time a student or staff member logs in to a device, Teams installs fresh and creates a desktop shortcut. This syncs with OneDrive so when they get back to their regular machine, Teams is there again. And again. And again. It really takes the shine off KFM. I saw a staff member with about 15 Teams shortcuts on their desktop and said they just got sick of deleting it.
This is ridiculous behaviour for an application and needs to stop. Allow us to control this, you DO NOT KNOW BEST!
It drives me crazy that Microsoft NEVER listens to users of their products. I have seen so many threads online of users asking for a way to disable the creation of the Teams desktop icon, but STILL no solution. Does Microsoft purposely want to annoy the users of their products? If MS ever wonders why users HATE using their products, take a look at this sort of behaviour!! (I just copied this from another thread about the dreaded desktop icon problem)
mike duke commented
When you toggle control for ' Show desktop icons ', Windows Desktop feature. It modifies associate registry value data of' HideIcons ' value name under Explorer section. ... Another scenario could be that location in the registry could of have had the permissions tampered with, or corrupted.
Simon G commented
The Onedrive saga, users are ending up with multiple icons on the desktop because it signs in before one drive.
Ryan Edlund commented
tried modifying my setup.json file to create a entry for "createshortcut" (Updater.exe runs with '--createShortcut=Teams.exe -l=StartMenu,Desktop' normally, so json entry was createShortcut:'Teams.exe -l=StartMenu') but that didn't seem to work.
Matt Partain commented
Ok - I think I have a solution that fixes this nonsense. It's got an entry under HKLM that runs at any user logon. Disable it by copying the below into a .reg:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
wann kommt dies?
With OneDrive (for business) Folder backup, it results in many copies of the teams icon being on the users desktop, as every time a user logs into a different computer for the first time, they system installs teams in their %AppData% folder and creates a new icon which syncs up to onedrive. Very annoying and unnecessary, it would be nice too have a DisableTeamsShortcutCreation reg entry like there is for the edge desktop icon.
Brad Shows commented
Very annoying to have to keep removing the shortcut each and every time! It is bad enough the updates are constant, but putting back the shortcut along with it every stinking time is just annoying and tiresome. I delete it every time. I do not want junk on my desktop!
very annoying and irrelevant, please get this amanded so it no longer happens, more desk top junk forced upon us by people who "think" they know what we want.
I find this also happens every time I launch Teams. I don't want the Desktop icon to keep coming back after I delete it.
I would also like the ability to prevent the installation of the desktop shortcut as well. It should be an available option in the install like other apps.
Admins should be able to control this behavior
This is something I've seen in a number of Windows applications doing lately. Pretty much every stock application in Windows 10 wants to reset to default settings or re-add an icon where I explicitly removed it after an update.