Issue 27782 - Add ability to disable activex control within Tools -> Options
Summary: Add ability to disable activex control within Tools -> Options
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2004-04-14 14:09 UTC by kelvine
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:31 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description kelvine 2004-04-14 14:09:36 UTC

It would be nice if the Activex control could be enabled or disabled within 
the Tools -> Options area without resorting to performing a set up.

For example, IIRC with Acrobat reader I can open the reader stand alone and 
enable/disable browser integration.

Within the Internet Explorer when viewing a PDF file I can also disable the 
Acrobat reader.

I don't think users expect to have to rerun install to switch this type of 
feature on and off.


Comment 1 mci 2004-04-15 13:15:36 UTC
reassigned to bh
Comment 2 peschtra 2005-04-01 00:17:04 UTC
Still present in 1.9.88.

Comment 3 peschtra 2005-04-01 00:17:33 UTC
Not sure if I understand why you would uninstall it if you chose to install it,
but I think that this is one that is okay, because it is like installing a
component or add-in. This is a feature that exists outside of OOo, so it
wouldn't really be an internal option.

I am marking as invalid, as I don't think this is an approriate or feasible
request. If you disagree, please reopen.
Comment 4 kelvine 2005-04-01 01:07:11 UTC

I don't think you understand the request and most likely have not investigated 
how Acrobat Reader works in this area.

With Acrobat Reader by default, when clicking on a PDF link in Internet 
Explorer, the PDF document is opened. It is often desirable to not open the 
PDF document, but to have the default be to be presented with the Save 
dialogue and have the PDF file saved to the hard disk for later reference.

Acrobat Reader allows the user to select and change the default behaviour 
without uninstalling Acrobat Reader.

With once the ActiveX option is installed clicking on a link to 
an document will open the document in the browser. This is 

To change the default behaviour so the user is prompted to Save the document 
requires uninstalling the ActiveX option. This is very unfriendly. 

IMHO the user should not have to uninstall the option when they simply want to 
toggle the behaviour as Acrobat Reader allows. 

Would you tolerate having to uninstall and reinstall Acrobat Reader to change 
the default behaviour. I certainly wouldn't.

I was simply suggesting the default behaviour for ActiveX 
control to be able to be turned on or off by the user via Tools -> Options.

As uninstalling is the only way to currently do this, since reporting this 
issue I now don't install the ActiveX control. If I could toggle the feature 
on and off without installing/uninstalling, it would be a useful feature. At 
the moment it is not.

Thanks for your time.

Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:47:00 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".