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Yodel5447
Strollin' around
Status: Trending idea

With the version Firefox 109 release, you added this new button without the option to change its position or move into the overflow area. Please let use move it. I can remove/hide almost every other UI element in the browser, why not this?

302 Comments
Erwan62
Making moves

+1

jscher2000
Leader

Can we shorten the title to "Make the Extensions button movable in “Customize Toolbar”"?

This is fully applicable to yesterday's release of Firefox 109.

Related Mozilla Support thread: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1402606


I have tried to edit my toolbar but that icon can't be moved, removed, or hidden and it's where my bookmarks icon usually is which is messing with my work flow a lot. I work very fast and have years of muscle memory of clicking the first icon at the top right to open bookmarks and now I keep opening extensions.


 

jscher2000
Leader
jscher2000
Leader

Just a note that a similar idea from last month already has 15 Kudos:

https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/make-the-extensions-button-on-firefox-nightly-110-0a1-movable-i...

(Considering the number of comments on this idea, why doesn't it have more votes? Don't forget to click the "Thumbs up.")

jscher2000
Leader

The button is not going to go away, but there are proposals to allow it to be moved:

There is a temporary preference to move the overflowing add-ons from the Extensions button back to the overflow menu. See: https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/discussions/upgrading-to-beta-109-replaced-my-handy-overflow-menu-wit... 

ben2talk
Strollin' around

This issue was frustrating - after the 109 update.

Firstly, I need to control the number of icons on the taskbar - that's still there.

Secondly, half of my extensions don't need icons on display, and the other half are useful - so I put them in the overflow menu.

I can access extensions any time via Tools menu, via Hamburger menu, and via Ctrl_Shift_A.

I understand that people are hopeless and can't discover things - so when I right click the new icon, I just wanted to find an option to remove it...

It took me fully 20 minutes to discover that I need to dig in about:config and start searching.

Ungeduld65
Strollin' around

I totally agree! This mania for taking away customization possibilities instead of adding them has become very annoying. I want to be able to remove this button, which serves absolutely no purpose and just clutters the toolbar unnecessarily.

Netweezurd
New member

Coding,

The art of coding is knowing what is the pathway that is going to please the most users.
Coding an unmovable icon in the user modifiable area is a violation of that art.
Coding for the lowest denominator out there will always produce mediocre software that power users, opinion leaders,  stay away from. Software wise, there is no future to that kind of business model.

Or maybe you guys just pushed some unfinished work on all of us. How to annihilate the installed base.
It made me switch off Auto Update on the spot.

Thank You.
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Fanboy jscher2000, don't bother replying to this post, you have no power to change the bloatware direction Mozilla has embarked upon.

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jhalton
New member

So annoying...

halford1
Strollin' around

There is no good reason that the extension button cannot be removed from the toolbar.  The user should be able to decide what they want displayed.  This is a feature no one asked for.