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Unified Extension Button inefficiency

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Hi, I would like to join the chorus and say that the unified extensions button really needs to be fixed somehow. I can't stand it -- it slows down my workflow and seems like "change for change's sake".

But if you guys are serious that it can't be removed for some reason, then at least PLEASE make the unified extensions thing something that can be expanded horizontally along the toolbar (instead of just being a dropdown list) with preferred / most used extension icons visible in it, so that instead of

>clicking the unified extensions thing >scrolling down to find my extension >right clicking on the extension >choosing the option I want

It will just be

>click on the extension icon in the special unified extension section of the toolbar >the options for the extension pop up and I can choose one JUST LIKE THE OLD WAY THAT WAS EFFICIENT

I wouldn't even be opposed to an entire Extensions Toolbar with super security or whatever built into it. As long as the icons are still conveniently located and accessible!

I have a bunch of extensions that I don't need to interact with regularly, like my adblocker, https everywhere, or the thing to make webpages appear in dark mode. But every time I click the unified extensions thing they're right there at the top of the list. My screenshot extension however (for example), which I use constantly, is somewhere hidden near the bottom of the list, so I'm constantly scrolling down awkwardly looking for it. It used to be one button click to take a screenshot, now it's like five or six clicks and takes around 20+ seconds every time. IT'S VERY BAD USABILITY DESIGN. It might "feel" cleaner or more organized to put everything in a list, but it's not as functional for the end user (in my opinion).

Please reconsider your design of this thing and investigate the possibility of keeping certain extensions visible on the toolbar somehow to remain easily accessible to the user. Hopefully I've been able to explain my concerns to you. Anyway, I still love Firefox on the desktop, but if you guys can fix this that would be great.

Hi, I would like to join the chorus and say that the unified extensions button really needs to be fixed somehow. I can't stand it -- it slows down my workflow and seems like "change for change's sake". But if you guys are serious that it can't be removed for some reason, then at least PLEASE make the unified extensions thing something that can be expanded horizontally along the toolbar (instead of just being a dropdown list) with preferred / most used extension icons visible in it, so that instead of >clicking the unified extensions thing >scrolling down to find my extension >right clicking on the extension >choosing the option I want It will just be >click on the extension icon in the special unified extension section of the toolbar >the options for the extension pop up and I can choose one JUST LIKE THE OLD WAY THAT WAS EFFICIENT I wouldn't even be opposed to an entire Extensions Toolbar with super security or whatever built into it. As long as the icons are still conveniently located and accessible! I have a bunch of extensions that I don't need to interact with regularly, like my adblocker, https everywhere, or the thing to make webpages appear in dark mode. But every time I click the unified extensions thing they're right there at the top of the list. My screenshot extension however (for example), which I use constantly, is somewhere hidden near the bottom of the list, so I'm constantly scrolling down awkwardly looking for it. It used to be one button click to take a screenshot, now it's like five or six clicks and takes around 20+ seconds every time. IT'S VERY BAD USABILITY DESIGN. It might "feel" cleaner or more organized to put everything in a list, but it's not as functional for the end user (in my opinion). Please reconsider your design of this thing and investigate the possibility of keeping certain extensions visible on the toolbar somehow to remain easily accessible to the user. Hopefully I've been able to explain my concerns to you. Anyway, I still love Firefox on the desktop, but if you guys can fix this that would be great.

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Hi, there is a thread on Mozilla Connect that is collecting suggestions for making the drop-down list more usable.

https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/unified-add-ons-ui-improvements/idi-p/20964

Meanwhile, if you right-click > Pin to Toolbar on your screenshot extension button, and then right-click its button and click Pin to Toolbar again (to turn it back off), it should end up on the top of the list.

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الحل المُختار

Hi, there is a thread on Mozilla Connect that is collecting suggestions for making the drop-down list more usable.

https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/unified-add-ons-ui-improvements/idi-p/20964

Meanwhile, if you right-click > Pin to Toolbar on your screenshot extension button, and then right-click its button and click Pin to Toolbar again (to turn it back off), it should end up on the top of the list.

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Thanks for the response!