I have been using an extension called Edit Flag which warns you when you open a component for editing. It’s useful but a bit irritating because it forces you to click inside the component before you can start editing it. So I thought I would try living without it, relying on the Entity Info box instead. In case I wanted to use it in future, I disabled it in the Extension Manager and applied changes. Now, my expectation was that it would no longer work unless I re-enabled it. I don’t know why I jumped to such a hasty conclusion. Anyway, I was wrong. Disabling it doesn’t…what’s the word?..disable. Anyone understand why? Or what the disable toggle is for?
Obviously, I can simply get rid of the extension and reload it if I want it back later. But I’m a bit old school and like things to work the way you reasonably expect them to. After all, one of SU’s main USPs is intuitiveness.
Whilst on this roll, I wonder if anyone finds, like me, that the way extensions are managed in SU is a bit confusing. Some appear under the Extensions menu, others are dotted around elsewhere. And you might expect all extension to show up in the EM, but they don’t. I have Kerythea Exporter under extensions but not in the EM.
And here’s a suggestion. It can be difficult to know what extension you are using. Unless they are in the Extensions menu there is no way to distinguish them from native tools. Could they be distinguished by the simple expedient of using a different coloured text?