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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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Leonaru
Strollin' around

@DemoergoThe developers know that removing all and any options for the puzzle button is unpopular, but I think that's why they did it - because otherwise, everyone would abandon it an just drop extensions into the overflow menu as it used to be possible.

Tab containers is the only thing that I still use Firefox. If they manage to break those somehow, I'm gone.

stnastnastna
New member

Please let us put the puzzle button somewhere hidden, it's too easily accessible rn and I'm trying to control my monkey brain. Let me hide it.

SenileOtaku
Making moves

Maybe there needs to be a "build-scripts" version of Firefox, so we can compile versions without all the boneheaded decisions, while keeping up with security fixes.

I'd have suggested an extension to fix the Firefox UI mistakes, but after Mozilla changed the Extensions API to the "new-and-shiny" half-finished replacement, a whole lot of extension makers simply abandoned Firefox.  So not much hope there.

This arrogant dismissal of the userbase and usability sounds more like something the overlords of the GNOME Project would do (who seem intent on breaking GTK for everyone else).

FissionChips
New member

I thought the arguement in favour of the icon was security related to the... web extensions feature?

And the changes to the extension system were definitely security related.

I don't think what you're proposing makes any sense, security updates go hand in hand with annoying changes.

Leonaru
Strollin' around

How could not being able to hide the button without userchrome editing possibly enhance security?

xeode
New member

i just put the button on the left side, like the indented tab bar dragging area, never notice it

SenileOtaku
Making moves

"Security" is the standard excuse for EVERYTHING these days.   You probably can't use mauve for the background of your web pages because of "security".

 

sylph
Strollin' around

@SenileOtaku Yep. I do not see any possible connections between hiding the extension icon and the "security" issue. If it is the case, then the older versions are unsafe.😂

SenileOtaku
Making moves

xeode wrote:

i just put the button on the left side, like the indented tab bar dragging area, never notice it


That still doesn't fix the broken Overflow Menu.  That's even a bigger issue than an unwanted icon for a useless/unwanted feature.