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On 10/14/13 10:05 AM, Alex Thurgood wrote:
On 14/10/2013 17:22, Ken Springer wrote:

Hi Ken,

Is LO at all picky about where you place downloaded extensions?  If not,
is there a recommended location?

Not that I know of, you can even store them on remote storage before you
install them. The Extensions Manager doesn't seem to be particularly
picky as long as the Finder can reach them.

Thanks to Tinkerer, I found the folder it goes in. Too bad it's not easily accessible to the Finder. :-(

I say this because I thought I read in a help file somewhere all you had to do was place the extension in that folder and restart LO. Which didn't work. LOL So, went to find said help file, now I can't. That's not good. <sigh>

The help file for installing extensions doesn't mention storage
locations at all.  And it doesn't mention anything about downloading
from the web, except for a short blurb about repositories, which I
presume applies only to Linux.

Most of my extensions go into the Download folder by default. If I want
to install them, I open up the Extension Manager from within LO, and
navigate to the Download folder.

I don't follow today's norm for data/file storage on my computers. Both this Mac and all the Windows machines I own, I create that storage somewhere else other than the OS partition.

Even MS, with Win7, has admitted their design isn't always a good idea.

Extensions can also be installed from the command line with the unopkg

I try to stay as far away form command lines as I can now. It's 2013, not 1983, you should not need to use a command line to accomplish a task.

Oh, yea, and there's no connection to LO's extensions page from the
extensions manager.  And the information on the extensions page is out
of date.

The connection to the Extensions site seems to work for me. If I click
on the link at the bottom of the Extensions Manager window, I get taken
to the Extensions and Templates home page on OSX 10.8.5 with LO 4. If I
click on the little icon at the bottom of the startcenter, I also get
taken to the corresponding general home page.

I missed that earlier. They just *had* to make it small text, they couldn't have made it a button???? Developers and web site designers have forgotten how to design for total newbies, which is how I look at all software, web sites, and OS interfaces. As if today, humans are not born with the computer knowledge and skills many developers and web site designers seem to take for granted all users have.

I think a better design, and more consistent design of the Extension Manager UI would be to put the Remove button with the Add button. :-)

Which version of LO on Mac are you using ?

Uhhhhhhh, it's in my sig??????? <BG> But your question did make me realize the LO part needed updating, and below is current.


Mac OS X 10.8.5
Firefox 24.0
Thunderbird 17.0.8

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