I read the github issue discussion, where the claim is made that the Git 
for Windows installer does *not* install those shortcuts. That's ridiculous 
and untrue -- it most definitely does.

On Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 11:11:23 AM UTC-8, James Raden wrote:
> I tried to look at the source code for git-bash.exe to try to figure it 
> out, but I can't find git-bash in the git repo. There are no files with 
> 'git-bash' in their name, and the string 'git-bash' occurs only in comments 
> in git-gui.sh.
> On Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:24:40 AM UTC-8, Mark Allen wrote:
>> Thanks, I've followed up your response on the ticket there and will put 
>> anything else on that.
>> GfW is great and until this issue has been very reliable for me. (As well 
>> as using it on Linux environments too).
>> Thanks for the support, it is appreciated.
>> On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 15:04:31 UTC, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
>>> On Tue, 22 Dec 2015 06:45:33 -0800 (PST) 
>>> Mark Allen <mark....@intared.com> wrote: 
>>> > Thanks for the reply. 
>>> > 
>>> > No - it's not anything being blocked. I've tried it on a fresh, clean 
>>> > install of Windows 10 (with only updates applied) and with Windows 
>>> > Firewall turned off. 
>>> > 
>>> > Looks like I'm not the only one 
>>> > https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/issues/440. This is closed 
>>> > without much of a resolution, so I opened a ticket their for it too 
>>> > https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/issues/580. 
>>> Thanks for the amount of the information provided. 
>>> But be prepared to be asked for more. 
>>> > The problem with reliable software is you take it for granted and 
>>> > when it's not there anymore you're lost! 
>>> The problem with some pieces of reliable software is that everyone 
>>> thinks a big thing like Git is something backed by a truckload of 
>>> corporate-paid long-beardrd wizards which make no errors but the 
>>> reality is rather different ;-) 
>>> The reality is that for the 99% of its lifetime Git for Windows was run 
>>> by a gang of some 4 or 5 folks working on it in their spare time, and 
>>> only until very recently -- less than half a year I'd say -- GfW 
>>> received corporate backing in the form of its lead developer having 
>>> been hired by MS for a position allowing him to contribute to GfW in 
>>> his paid work hours.  Now those 4-5 folks *are* wizards, but they can't 
>>> find and squash all the possible errors which might come up.  Especially 
>>> given how funky the problems on Windows may be, and the fact GfW is a 
>>> port of a software which mostly targets a POSIX-like stack doesn't make 
>>> this situation easier. 
>>> The project is still underpowered, and hence the quality of the 
>>> released versions basically amounts to the level of testing before a 
>>> particular release is done. 

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