last edited: 2023-01-24
Prevent the infobar from asking for more money or involvement at startup.
Starting in LibreOffice 6.2, every 90 days you will be asked either for more money or to increase your involvement. This configuration/settings extension disables that timer, so that you never see these infobar notices
Release: 6.3.1 – Prevent the infobar from asking for more money or involvement at startup.
Operating Systems: Linux, Windows, macOS
Since it was reverted in 6.1 stable, this extension is only necessary in LO 6.2 and up.
This version includes disabling the tip of the day - introduced in LO 6.3.
[This 6.3.1 minor release just removes the unused writer.xcu file. Thanks Mike for noticing this. It didn't actually change any font info.]
peter j0svai Jul 1, 2022, 12:30 PM (9 months ago)
this is a mean sabotage
For the Libreoffice community, including users and developers, sending out donation messages is as basic, fundamental functionality like feeding or breathing for an organism -- which this community is.
This title is a mean act, disrespect, and shouldn't be tolerated.
In real life I'd tell him -- why do I have the feeling that it's a male -- to get the f* out of here. But that's also not acceptable for the community. Thank God, however, the same can be brought home in a decent manner, too.
If someone doesn't like to see these donation messages, which are a must, functionally the same thing as paying in Microsoft's world, he should avoid this application, and that's it.
Creating an addon which blocks communication from Libreoffice HQ to Libreoffice users is a mean and cheap sabotage.
Defacing the Libreoffice (and Open Source community) IMAGE by calling asking for donation repeatedly "begging" through injecting a snippet into the system through the contribution's channel is... vandalism.
Are open source communities begging?
Whoever says yes to this, is missing the whole point of what we are talking about here...
Yal gb Oct 30, 2022, 2:43 PM (5 months ago)
Hi, as donator to LO this is probably one of the first extension I add to a fresh installation of LO. I don't want to be reminded what are the new features and/or that donating is essential to LO (and all the other Libre apps) when I fire my word processor and, to my knowledge, there is no other way than this extension to get rid of this popup.
Kevin Ernst May 22, 2022, 6:37 AM (10 months ago)
As a monthly donor, I appreciate that this exists, not because I'm chafed by the fact that LibreOffice developers would *dare* to ask for donations, but because I don't have the option to say "I Already Donated" or some other easily accessible UI to permanently disable these banners.
So, the donation/get involved banners are both necessary to the enduring health of the project, *and* annoying.
I also think the name of the extension could be changed to exactly what Heiko suggested below, for the exact reason stated. But that doesn't merit a zero-star review, *or* others making snide remarks at the mere suggestion it be changed. Words do matter.
Kevin Ernst May 22, 2022, 6:42 AM (10 months ago)
But (the reason I left a star off, and forgot to say why)…
It would be better had the extension not forced the "Tip of the Day" setting off, too.
"Tip of the Day" messages have nothing whatsoever to do with asking for donations/engagement. The tips could be a desired feature, *separate* from the desire to stop the other banners from appearing.
There is already a checkbox in the settings to enable/disable "Tip of the Day" under "LibreOffice" → General.
charles benjamin Jan 8, 2022, 8:05 PM (15 months ago)
Excellent solution to a problem that should have never happened.
Mike Kaganski Jun 28, 2021, 6:48 AM (21 months ago)
Is changing Writer fonts an intended effect of the extension?
Since this extension sets LastTime*Shown to MAXINT32, it doesn't need the oor:finalized, which is why it was crashing in 6.1.0-6.1.2. The finalized flag only needs when one sets these values to 0.
Justin Luth Feb 4, 2022, 6:42 PM (14 months ago)
It doesn't actually change writer fonts (since the file isn't mentioned in the manifest). However, you are right that writer.xcu doesn't belong in there. So I made version 6.3.1 without that file. No need for existing users to re-download it though.
Mike Kaganski Jul 14, 2022, 12:46 PM (8 months ago)
Oh, visited the page today, and realized that I didn't set a "rating" - which translated to zero-star. I apologize, it was not a conscious thing, just something UX-related on the site (answering makes the rating far to the top). If I did that today, knowing that, I'd put 4 stars (I would prefer the name changed, too ;))
Heiko Jun 16, 2020, 1:40 PM (3 years ago)
The title of this extension is a bit provocative. Please rename to "Block the donation/involvement infobar", or the like. Thank you!
charles benjamin Jan 8, 2022, 8:10 PM (15 months ago)
No, it is not in the least bit "provocative." Why would you even assume that? You liberals need to stop taking offense at everything.
Frank Jul 6, 2020, 4:20 PM (3 years ago)
IMHO the title is perfectly appropriate, inasmuch as such an extension shouldn't have become necessary in the first place.