Mozilla is working on One Button Extensions for its Firefox web browser

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Firefox users may soon have access to a single Extensions button in the browser toolbar to manage all installed and enabled browser extensions.

Firefox extensions installed in the browser are added to the main toolbar by default. Browser users can interact directly with these, for example to manage features or perform certain functionality provided by extensions.

Extension icons are pushed to the toolbar overflow section if there is not enough space on the toolbar to display all extension icons. Firefox users have the ability to pin extension icons to the overflow menu to make room on the main toolbar.

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Mozilla is working on integrating an Extensions button into the Firefox web browser. The button, which works similarly to buttons in Chrome, Edge, and other Chromium-based web browsers, reveals the list of installed and enabled extensions. Firefox users can pin extensions to the main toolbar for direct access.

The new unified extensions button displays a manage button next to each extension. Activating the button displays the three management, deletion and reporting options.

The feature landed in Firefox 105 Nightly and is still in active development. Some features are still missing and it will be some time before the final version arrives in Firefox Nightly and other development versions of the browser.

Firefox Nightly users who want to try should do the following:

  1. Make sure Firefox Nightly is up to date.
  2. Load about:config in the browser address bar.
  3. Look for extensions.unifiedExtensions.enabled.
  4. Set the preference value to True.
  5. Restart Firefox Nightly.

The new Extensions icon appears in the Firefox toolbar after restarting. Note that it is only displayed if at least one extension is active in the browser.

Closing words

Mozilla plans to support the same feature set as Chromium-based browsers when it comes to the single extensions icon in Firefox. Firefox users can pin extension icons to the main toolbar for direct access, but all extensions are still available when the extension icon is enabled. The overflow option will likely be removed from Firefox at some point.

Now you: where do you prefer your extension icons: single menu, on the toolbar or mixed? (Going through Techdows)

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Mozilla is working on One Button Extensions for its Firefox web browser

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Mozilla is working on One Button Extensions for its Firefox web browser

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Firefox users may soon have access to a single Extensions button in the browser toolbar to manage all installed and enabled browser extensions.

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Martin Brinkman

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