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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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SenileOtaku
Making moves

Hiding the extensions button would only partially fix the problem.  I also used the "overflow" menu to keep the icons I wanted available bit not on the immediate toolbar.  That seems to only work with built-in items, and even then I'm not so sure.  You definitely are forbidden from adding in any extensions that Mozilla didn't force into the core code.  They're starting to act like they got invaded by a bunch of GNOME Project managers.

 

Well, I'm using Waterfox now, that one hasn't been broken (yet).

loyalFFuser
Making moves

Please. Make the extension icon removable/hidable. That is what Firefox has always been great at - customize browser by user. Give options - want it like this, like that. Firefox way of browser. Why not anymore? Please? Thank you.

Code
New member

Give us the option to hide the button

Bitter_lily
New member

A way to put quick-access Extension icons in the overflow menu

I noticed that there's no way to separate the extensions you need to regularly open and interact with, just this weird useless puzzle piece thing, and right next to it is this completely empty and useless overflow thing, and I had a lightbulb moment- What if you could put the icons for just the handful of extensions that you regularly use in there, and then get rid of the puzzle piece one!? Wouldn't that be so much simpler and easier to use and more effective, and then people could control which ones they wanted in there and which ones they didn't, and it would be a huge improvement.

I know it sounds obvious, but clearly since in the latest version of firefox there's no way to do this, no one working on it has considered it before, so, I thought I'd help out!

adamhj
New member

I don't understand why mozilla add the unified extension button, it does no more than what the overflow button does, while lacking the ability to custom, and takes more space. To me it is just a terrible design.

UmpahPah
Making moves

Two months later and two full updates later, firefox's decision is to continue to irritate the users, with something that was unnecessary and lousy in the first place. How much time is needed to change the lock of the stupid add-on icon? How many comments and kudos? 😤

eleanor
New member

I would appreciate if the Unified Extensions button worked like other toolbar buttons, rather than having a special case. This way, I would be able to put it in the overflow menu or not have it show at all, at my discretion.

One of Firefox's greatest selling points is that, unlike other browsers, it provides a massive sense of customisation for users. Please don't ruin that over extensions, and require us to resort to internal flags or CSS hacks.

Louis_SP
Making moves

The browser is so much cluttered with this change, please at least make extensions.unifiedExtensions.enabled work again, i don't want to pin every extension that i might use just so i don't open a GIANT pop-up with every extension installed ( even the ones that does not have UI ) so i can open one.

noel_envoide
Making moves

Is it just me, who values every bit of precious toolbar space? I know, I know, to some it may sound petty, one little unmovable button, but for those of us who have a ton of addons, it's a thing.

What I also don't understand is how the addon order is achieved. It's not alphabetical.  Why can't the user resort them, just as you would if they were on the toolbars, or for that matter, on the original overflow menu, where it can still be done. In customize mode, the extension button menu is not even accessible.

I'm gonna try not to overreact. In the greater scheme of things this may be not a monumental issue, at least for some, but, excuse the pun, it's kind of a "Chromey" decision.

Give us a choice.  Best of both worlds.  We'll take both.  Bring back the original button, and at least make this new one sortable, and moveable, so we can also move it back to the "customize" area if we wish.

Finally, that "Manage extensions" link should be at the top of the menu, not the bottom.

noel_envoide
Making moves

Is it just me, who values every bit of precious toolbar space? I know, I know, to some it may sound petty, one little unmovable button, but for those of us who have a ton of addons, it's a thing.

What I also don't understand is how the addon order is achieved. It's not alphabetical. Why can't the user resort them, just as you would if they were on the toolbars, or for that matter, on the original overflow menu, where it can still be done. In customize mode, the extension button menu is not even accessible.

I'm gonna try not to overreact. In the greater scheme of things this may be not a monumental issue, at least for some, but, excuse the pun, it's kind of a "Chromey" decision.

Give us a choice. Best of both worlds. We'll take both. Bring back the original button, and at least make this new one sortable, and moveable, so we can also move it back to the "customize" area if we wish.

Finally, that "Manage extensions" link should be at the top of the menu, not the bottom.