How can I disable (not remove) Libreoffice extensions installed from Pamac like LanguageTool or TextMaths, because in extension manager the disable button is disabled.
Operating System: Manjaro Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.19.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.73.0
Qt Version: 5.15.0
Kernel Version: 5.8.0-2-MANJARO
OS Type: 64-bit
Since they are installed using the package manager they should probably be removed using the package manager.
I am not super familiar with LO extensions - but everything I find seems to indicate that extensions installed in this way (as opposed to single-user manual download) arent manageable the way you want.
Is there a reason you want to disable/remove this way instead of uninstalling the package?
I use LanguageTool extension for both english and french with huge locally n-grams data (over 17.5GB) so the extension is expected to always slow down Writer while parsing the content of opened files. That’s why I want to disable it temporarily to have more speed for files that don’t need text verification.
And I don’t have always internet, and even If I have it the fact to always download each time over 200MB to use LanguageTool extension is something fastidious.
I was interested in this also. It seems you cannot disable extensions that are “Bundled with LibreOffice”.
From libreoffice users email list:
…Clicking that button will open a Dialog for configuring the extensions–including the Remove or Disable buttons if applicable–but those buttons won’t be present for the bundled extensions.
[libreoffice-users] Re: installing and removing extensions? - The Document Foundation Mailing List Archives
Several bugs exist where the user says, “And there is no obvious way to disable them via the user interface, so I can’t try disabling them to see if that solves the problem.”, or they specifically mention it is not “Bundled” , but there is no specific bug report or request.
The Libreoffice Manual , isn’t real clear on this. Chapter 14 - Customizing LibreOffice, says “Several extensions are shipped bundled with LibreOffice and are installed with the program. These can only be removed by changing the installation options.”
It seems like extensions shouldn’t be bundled but separate packages and “Installed for current user”.
But I think the thing is that installing via a package (as opposed to from LO or manually) means its installed system-wide and thus cant be interacted with in that interface.
[and note - the wiki and solver ones pictured here are bundled with LO]
I would say attempt uninstalling the package … then using the ‘add’ function within LO.
That might get you what you are looking for.
Manually installing extensions for only current user is easy; but then upgrading process becomes manual and we need to check each extension website for new releases because extension manager can’t detect updates for some extensions.