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For my package, I get a Load Now button which loads the package, and three radio buttons for Automatic, Manual and Startup loading. Automatic is disabled, the other two are active.

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How can I disable the Startup setting, or just disable these radio boxes completely?

Setting it to Startup loading loads the package when Mathematica starts. However, startup loading fails, breaks the package state, and even breaks some Mathematica Import functionality for the rest of session. I don't fully understand why, but I think it's because the package attempts to Import some configuration when it is loaded and some Import functionality can't properly load during kernel initialization. I'm not sure. I just want to disable this


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These radio boxes are present if PacletInfo.m has the Kernel or Application extension. It cannot be disabled.

Whether to show it is decided by the loadStateRadioPresent fuction in Documentation.m in the paclet manager sources (see PacletInformation["PacletManager"] for location).


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