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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?

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smsigmreghre
New member

I agree I would love to move it into the overflow menu.

Rgyver2
New member

@TheRealWhoKnows 

I disagree with - "The "Terry" workaround is the way to go".   If it works for you, great.

For me, the "Terry" method did not yield any help for me. The point of this thread is to remove the "puzzle piece" icon from the FF task bar.

That is accomplished by using the style sheets.

1. FF url - about:config - enable legacy stylesheets - "toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets"

2. In your FF profile folder (FF url - about:support - click "open directory" under profile directory), create a folder named "chrome". In that chrome folder, create a new text file named userchrome.css

3. open that userchrome.css file and past the following:

#unified-extensions-button{width: 3px;
padding-inline: 0 !important
}
#unified-extensions-button > .toolbarbutton-icon {
width: 0 !important;
}

4. save the file and restart FF (instruction here if you need more help https://techdows.com/2023/03/remove-extensions-button-firefox-toolbar.html)

extensions icon "puzzle piece" is gone

TheRealWhoKnows
New member

I am not a 'coder' and that all looks like "coding." Why don't you write an extension or add-on or whatever the appropriate searchable thing is in Add-Ons, a script to remove the puzzle piece for the non-technical person. I would be interested in that too. Thanks.

Jeronimous
New member

Removing the simple elegance of managing and accessing addons via the overflow menu strips away one of the most user friendly aspects of the browser,  and has got to be one of the most inane things that Firefox has done. I've used Firefox from the beginning, but you guys just keep hacking away at it.  Fix this one or you've finally lost me, and it sucks.

Rgyver2
New member

@TheRealWhoKnows 

I assume you last post was meant for me. Unless your "write an extension" comment was for FF directly.

I am not a coder either. the script in my last post was a copy and past from instructions i found on the web. I am not the right person to ask for writhing an extension or script. I am not even sure what exactly you are asking for. If I did know, I an still not the right person for the task.

You asked for a script to remove the "puzzle piece" icon. That is exactly what i put in my last post.

Just follow the instructions. create a new text file, copy and past that script text from my last post into said text file, and then name it as instructed. Finally, place it in the correct folder. If you have trouble, follow the link for more detailed instruction (that is were i found the info). Or if needed, just let me know. I am glad to help.

 

I have a .css file in my profile folder that i have been modifying every time FF forced something else on us that I don't want. I just search the web for a solution, copy and past the needed script text into my .css file, and voila, my FF is back to normal.

SamuelJohnson
New member

Hard agree with OP.

The button is almost never used. It belongs in Overflow.

grump
Making moves

I wouldn't mind this button at all as it's a great option to have as a feature. I can totally see other people having a need for yet another way to discover the extensions/addons interface. As I have already cemented in to my muscle memory both the path through system menus and the keyboard shortcut, I would strongly prefer to have the option to remove it from my UI in favor of more space for thing-I-care-about. However having it welded to the UI immovably feels overly prescriptivist and flagrantly offends my sensibilities and had me in a fit of yelling magic words at my screen. It is unfortunately just one more reason "Mozilla" is becoming a four-letter word around my desk.

iMark77
New member

Yeah this is a user design disaster. I'm imagining having to walk somebody over the phone how to remove this yeah that's not gonna happen with text. I might stand a chance to tell them how to edit toolbar and drag it off. It's the kind of thing that should be in the overflow or settings menu.

Too many things these days insist on notifications and I suspect that's why it was put where it was as it will want to notify the user. Of what I have no idea. But I'm struggling to get work done having to click 100 notifications off my screen every day that are more useless than helpful through the built-in notifications in operating systems. Then comes along malicious websites that can get you to click "notify me" and now you have spam masquerading as system level notifications. all because of web browsers insistence I'm having notifications baked in for ALL websites? Other than Facebook, Gmail, Twitter I don't see how it's useful.

MichaelA
Strollin' around

With the release of 112 today, nothing has changed. I think the button is here to stay whether users like or not. That said, if Firefox is still listening, why not compromise a little and just move it to the overflow menu?

ninryu
Making moves

Apparently the button will be movable in the next update, does that mean we can finally move it to the overflow menu, or only on the toolbar?