The extensions button and panel introduced in Firefox version 109 lets you access, remove, report and manage your extensions and their permissions, directly from the toolbar. This article describes this new feature and answers some common questions.
Table of Contents
- 1 Manage extensions
- 2 Website permissions
- 3 Common questions
- 4 Related links
Manage extensionsClick the jigsaw puzzle icon in the toolbar to open the extensions panel. Each extension in the panel has a menu button with a gear icon. You can use the menu button to manage these extensions.
- Pin to Toolbar: pins the extension to the Firefox toolbar (this option may not be available for certain extensions, such as search engine add-ons).
- Manage Extension: opens the Add-ons Manager where you can manage extension settings.
- Remove Extension: uninstalls the extension from Firefox.
- Report Extension: reports the extension to Mozilla.
Click disable, remove and manage all of your installed extensions.at the bottom of the panel to open the Add-ons Manager, where you can view, enable,
Manage pinned extensions
Extensions pinned to the toolbar can be managed from the context menu. Right-clickHold down the control key while you click the pinned extension in the toolbar to view the available options.
You can unpin an extension from the toolbar and restore it to the extensions panel by removing the check mark from theoption. Pinned extensions can also be moved to a different position on the toolbar using the option.
The following applies to permission notifications and managing permissions for Manifest V3 (MV3) extensions, the new standard in Firefox extensions.
After installing an extension, if you navigate to a website that requires permissions for the extension to work, the extensions button will display a notification dot. If the extension is already pinned in the toolbar, the notification dot will appear below the extension icon.
When the extension needs access to the current page, a notification dot also appears under the extension icon in the panel:
When the extension already has access (or does not need any) and it opens a panel as part of its functionality, this panel is anchored to the extensions button:
Manage extension permissions
- Click the extensions button in the toolbar.
- Locate the extension with the green notification dot in the panel.
- Click the menu button (gear icon) to manage its permissions.
- Select the permissions you wish to grant to the extension.
Why is my extension not shown when I click the extensions button?
Only extensions that are enabled will appear in the extensions panel. Extensions that are pinned to the toolbar are also not shown.
Why is the panel not shown when I click the extensions button?
If no extensions are installed or if all extensions are either disabled or pinned to the toolbar, the extensions panel is not shown. Instead, the Add-ons Manager Personalize Your Firefox page will open in a new tab.
I clicked an extension from the panel but nothing happens – What can I do?
Some extensions (such as search engine add-ons) don't have a browser action button so clicking the extension from the panel does nothing. However, this may also be caused by a bug in the extension. To report this, you’ll need to contact the extension developer directly through the page you installed the extension from at addons.mozilla.org.
Can I remove the extensions button from the toolbar or customize its location?
No, it is currently not possible to remove this button or change its location. This is by design. The extensions toolbar button is now the primary user interface and allows access to per-site permissions for MV3 extensions. (Modifying the advanced preference to disable this new feature is not supported and may prevent full use of some add-ons.)
If you feel strongly about needing to move the button, you can join in and vote on the following Ideas thread on the Mozilla Connect feedback site, where users can propose changes for future versions of Firefox: Please let us move the new extensions button into the overflow menu.
If you are developing Manifest V3 (MV3) extensions or want to learn more, see: