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When I download extensions they are zip files and not .oxt files [closed]

asked 2012-03-23 04:23:11 +0200

JKEngineer gravatar image

updated 2013-01-23 10:06:40 +0200

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The hyperlinks on the extensions I tried to download indicate that they are pointing at an .oxt file or similar. When I download them they are .zip files. At least one did not contain any .oxt files or similar. How is it supposed to work?

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answered 2012-03-23 16:45:30 +0200

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You should rename the zip file to oxt and open it with the Extension Manager.

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some webbrowsers ignore the file-extension and replace it by themselves, thinking they are more clever than the user/the webbrowser. It might also be caused by the webserver using a wrong mime-type. So please post example URLs so we can investigate whether it is a browser or a webserver problem.

cloph gravatar imagecloph ( 2012-03-23 17:04:05 +0200 )edit
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answered 2012-03-25 05:19:28 +0200

JKEngineer gravatar image

I tried commenting above, but only the first line shows. (Then I could not get back to this page for a while.)

One page/exentsion that shows the problem is: http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center/digitizer-of-xy-chart

with the download link of: http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center/digitizer-of-xy-chart/releases/1.1.2/ooodoffice_1.1.2.oxt

I have since found that it happens in IE8, but works properly in Chrome Portable.

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The problem with comments is that the number of characters is limited and pressing Enter will submit the comment instead of inserting a new line :) To insert a new line you need to press Shift+Enter ;) But you can delete your incomplete comments by clicking on the x (far right of the comment)

Pedro gravatar imagePedro ( 2012-03-25 11:38:55 +0200 )edit

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