How to change extension folder

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How to change extension folder

Postby monant » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:15 am

Hi, I use last version of inkscape.

I have a particular request, and I hope that someone can help me.

I need to change default extensions folder of inkscape for using 2 installation with different plugins, but when I open Update -> Preferences -> Sistem input field is disabled.



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Re: How to change extension folder

Postby Moini » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:43 am

You need to set the environment variable for the config directory and for the path where to look for Inkscape differently. See

If you're on Linux, also see this ... scape#L152 , where it is set in a bash script.
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Re: How to change extension folder

Postby RyanD » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:56 pm

Thanks for info!

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Re: How to change extension folder

Postby polomarco » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:12 pm

I found that the above link was useful. I hope i get information like this in the future as well if I get stuck.

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