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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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cipricus
Strollin' around

The Unified addons button should not affect the old overflow menu and the toolbar customization options.

As it stands now, after the introduction of the new button, the overflow has lost its options of adding addon icons to it (that is: hiding them in it), it can only contain menu items and zoom buttons. The option of having an addon shown on the toolbar or in the overflow should be a toolbar customization option as before, not one in the unified button.

Now the iconic "customize toolbar" option of Firefox seems almost useless.

The unified button is meant to contain all enabled addons anyway (although as it stands now it is less maneuverable than what we have under `about:addons`, which can be accessed with a button anyway), but when you have 20 or 30 they are too many to list, and hard to check, especially that they are not listed alphabetically and cannot be ordered by the user...

I find it better to be able to have:

  • 2 or 3 addons on the toolbar 
  • a few others hidden in the overflow menu (like an adblock or VPN that I need but don't want to see all the time) 
  • the rest in the unified button

then just the first and the last.

 

irock
New member

Before, I had maybe five extensions I had placed in my overflow menu. These were the ones I actually needed to access in the GUI. Now every time I want to access those extensions, I have to manually sift through a list of 20 extensions, 75% of which are extensions I never need to readily access. This has slowed my workflow down. I'm not willing to clutter up my toolbar by pinning five extensions either, because that would create visual clutter.

Users should be able to:

  • Completely remove the extensions button from the toolbar.
  • Place their extensions in the overflow menu.
  • Freely move the extensions button around in the toolbar.

There exists a dedicated add-ons page in Firefox. This new menu appears to be redundant and unnecessary.

EroJasper
New member

As a dedicated user of the Surface Pro 7 in tablet mode, I have consistently relied on Firefox as my preferred browser. In an effort to optimize my browsing experience, I relocated the back and forth buttons to the right side, allowing for convenient operation with my dominant right thumb. Despite this customization, I remain frustrated by the inability to move the menu button, which now serves as an obstacle in my workflow. Given the reputation of Firefox as a highly customizable browser, I am puzzled by the recent shift towards a rigid user interface. I respectfully implore the Firefox development team to reconsider their approach and rediscover the value that has endeared the browser to its users. I remain optimistic that this issue will be resolved in a short time frame.

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akunbuatfirefox
New member

Please just remove this button and feature. it's horrible, useless, broke workflow, break muscle memory, harder to pin my extensions to toolbar, cluter the toolbar, etc.

zhidkovu
New member

customizing are what we love Firefox for!

zhidkovu
New member

Customizing are what we love Firefox for!

shirkit
Strollin' around

Dude, I spent literally DAYS thinking I had done something WRONG when I formatted my PC and installed 109, just to find out that a feature that has been great for years has been removed and downgraded to almost useless. Please, let us move some extensions buttons back to the overflow menu, and even remove the "Extensions" button or move it as well to the overflow menu.

orangecandycorn
Making moves

+1 for this. The icon could be present on fresh installs of the browser but should still be customizable/movable.

Dont_Stop
New member

I totally agree with you. What`s the point anyway for that icon to stay visible all the time. I like a clean design and love to customize everything to fit my needs and that extensions icon just annoys me.

Status changed to: Trending idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Your idea has quickly received a great deal of votes (kudos) and support here in the Mozilla Connect community, so we are upgrading the status to “Trending idea.” Also, this thread has been shared with our internal teams and is one step closer to a review—learn more about The Idea Journey.

Please keep the conversation going and stay tuned for updates 😃

-The Community Team