Mar 02 2021 10:08 AM
Mar 02 2021 10:08 AM
Extensions are small applications that enhance the browser’s functionality. Once you install an extension, you can notice the extension icon appearing on the toolbar. If you have several extensions installed on your browser, these extension icons take up considerable space on your toolbar. We have received significant feedback from the users asking for the ability to manage these extensions and reclaim space on the toolbar.
To address this feedback, we are rolling out a new Extensions menu on the toolbar. This extension menu allows you to hide one or more of your extensions from the toolbar. Furthermore, you can directly visit the Edge add-ons site to install more extensions or the extensions management page using the two links provided in the menu.
The extensions menu will be shown to you on the toolbar if you have one or more extensions installed on the browser. The default state of these extensions are shown on the toolbar. You can choose to hide them by clicking on the extensions menu icon and the view/hide icon (eye icon) listed inside. Alternatively, you can right-click on the extensions icon on the toolbar and choose “Hide from toolbar” to hiding that extension from the toolbar.
There are extension-specific “more” options (...) available against each extension inside the extension menu. Try out these options to manage the extension level settings for each extension.
If you would like your extensions upfront on the toolbar, you can also choose to remove the extensions menu from the toolbar. This will ensure that all your extensions are available on the toolbar and the extensions menu icon is hidden from the toolbar. For this, you can right-click on the extensions menu icon and select “Customize toolbar” option. This redirects you to the Appearance section inside the Settings page for Edge. You can toggle the button off or on for the extensions menu to hide or show it on the toolbar.
The feature has been rolled out to the Dev and Canary channels as part of the CFR. Do leave us your valuable feedback around the extensions menu by leaving a comment below or sending us feedback via the browser (… menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback). We hope you enjoy this exciting new feature and look forward to hearing from you!
Mar 03 2021 06:40 AM
Mar 03 2021 12:06 PM - edited Mar 07 2021 03:01 PM
I had literally the same thing happen to me.
It looks worse, has added clutter to the toolbar and is of no real extra use. The only benefit it has over the extensions in the menu is the oversight maybe, but it comes at the cost of an extra added button. It may grow on me in the future, but it's not an instant succes I would say.
The addons you do hide are the ones that either have no interaction or the ones that you use every 2 months. You hide them in the menu for a reason.
The fact that all addons just popup and fill your toolbar however (if you try to hide the button), is just poor design. It shouldn't be like that. Have to re-hide them is indeed very painful.
Mar 03 2021 12:13 PM
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Mar 03 2021 10:56 PM - edited Mar 04 2021 05:13 AM
Please change the following:
1/ bring back the extensions overflow menu like it was before, it is very useful, and caters to uses cases not covered in your new extensions menu
2/ when hiding the Extensions Button, do NOT show all extensions, but keep the ones we had hidden in the overflow menu
Mar 04 2021 12:04 AM
Mar 04 2021 12:11 AM
Mar 04 2021 12:25 AM
'help and feedback' -> 'send feedback' is disabled on my system.
I'm confused by the new button.
It appears the old option 'to move extensions to the menu' has been removed, so this only adds an extra button where I was already cleaning things up before?
Then I right-clicked that button and choose 'hide from toolbar' because I didn't want it... but now _ALL_ my extensions are back in the toolbar (where before they were hidden in the menu!). And now I can't get the 'toolbar extensions management button' back! No way to remove clutter now, and now I have lots of clutter while I had none before.. so this seems very backwards to me.
The drop-down options / texts in the DevTools are fixed now, so Edge is usable again. That's a big plus at least :).
Mar 04 2021 12:28 AM
Mar 04 2021 12:31 AM
"'help and feedback' -> 'send feedback' is disabled on my system."
are you using a work account? that might be an organization policy.
Mar 04 2021 12:32 AM
How to disable this? I don't see a flag for it. I prefer my overflow in the main context menu. I don't like there's an extra icon on my toolbar. Useless change. There was nothing wrong with the old way.
There was nothing wrong with the the old way?
maybe take a look at this
Mar 04 2021 12:39 AM
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Mar 04 2021 01:18 AM
The pros in your previous comment do not seem to be pros to anyone else here so far. They 'fixed' this for some people by breaking it for others. Bad design. Let the user choose which way they want it.
nope, not just my "pros", that wouldn't make sense. they are facts.
also other people in the forum mentioned them before, just because they haven't got time to come to this specific thread and put a comment, doesn't mean i'm the only one.
none of these are my opinions, I'm describing how the UI was.
Mar 04 2021 01:27 AM
No, always a local account (imagine using an online account to login to your computer :shudder:) but I use a privacy tool to disable a lot of the stuff that happens in the background on my system. Probably is related somewhere. :shrug:
I don't need to imagine, already been doing it for years just like millions of other people.
if you happened to use anything that broke Windows functionality, preform a reset of Windows 10. Edge probably needs them.
Mar 04 2021 01:49 AM