I am enjoying libreoffice 4, but don't want to have presenter console on because we do multiple things during a presentation, and the console window blocks out any option for switching windows or system volume or other simple things like seeing the time. I have been down the road of "extensions" but it is built into the core of libreoffice 4 and cannot be just unticked in the tools extensions menu. How do I remove, or at very lease disable it? It seems many other people want to know.

It seems this is renamed in libreoffice 4.1 (or its a kubuntu issue) to libpresenterconsole.so Make sure you are renaming the right thing.

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    The solution to rename the file works like a charm! Just would like to add a comment that for Libre Office Version: on Ubuntu, the file has been renamed to and located in /opt/libreoffice4.2/program/libPresenterScreenlo.so
    – user269368
    Apr 16, 2014 at 2:08
  • I am not Impressed.
    – Andrew
    Jun 25, 2019 at 14:37

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I think the easiest and cleanest way to proceed is to go to Tools/Options/Impress/General and disable the option "Enable Presenter Console".

NB: You must be in LibreOffice Impress for this option to show up.

  • In version it's Tools -> Options... -> LibreOffice Impress -> General -> Presentation -> Enable Presenter Console.
    – Andrew
    Jun 25, 2019 at 14:38

It seems that the console script is burried in the core of libreoffice 4, so upon a quick search of the filesystem for "presenter" I found "PresenterScreen.uno.so" in the /usr/lib/libreoffice/program folder. A simple renaming of that file to PresenterScreen.uno.so.hidethis (or something else) disables the presenter console. So to recap, open nautilus as root, or use a terminal and go to /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/PresenterScreen.uno.so and rename it to something else, but don't have to delete it. I hope a lot of people see this. It is much easier to multi task during a presentation when the presenter console is running, though it is very smooth and slick, but is not mature yet. I do enjoy it, but the group I work with does not, and the console removes all options for file navigation, and opening another presentation, changing volume, playing solitaire (just kidding). Thanks everyone.

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