Bug 75563 - Open Extension Manager from Extension button in the new Start Center
Summary: Open Extension Manager from Extension button in the new Start Center
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version:
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4.2.0.4 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Reported: 2014-02-27 09:08 UTC by Stefan Knorr (astron)
Modified: 2015-12-13 11:20 UTC (History)
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Description Stefan Knorr (astron) 2014-02-27 09:08:01 UTC
The new Start Center has an Extensions button in its bottom left.

The behavior of this button was never specified, so the new implementation follows the old one in this regard: it opens the extensions website.

To me, it would make more sense to open the Extension Manager window instead which shows all installed extensions and also has a prominent link to the extensions website.
Comment 1 retired 2014-02-27 12:02:51 UTC
Agreed, enhancement and NEW.
Comment 2 Adolfo Jayme 2014-02-28 05:38:39 UTC
Then, having the Extension Manager in the Tools menu would be redundant.
Comment 3 Sveinn í Felli 2014-02-28 07:41:49 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Then, having the Extension Manager in the Tools menu would be redundant.

Then how is one supposed to find the Extension Manager if LO is opened by opening a document directly ?
Comment 4 Adolfo Jayme 2014-02-28 09:45:47 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Then how is one supposed to find the Extension Manager if LO is opened by
> opening a document directly ?

Of course, that is when you don’t have any document open.
Comment 5 Stephan Bergmann 2014-02-28 10:02:40 UTC
...but we also have the redundant "File - New - Text Document" etc. menu entries in the start center.
Comment 6 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2014-03-01 15:50:14 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Then, having the Extension Manager in the Tools menu would be redundant.

Yes, but it is not a bad thing that should be avoided. To the contrary, that increases the probability that new users discover this functionality.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 7 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-13 11:20:46 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)