How do I stop Firefox moving add-ons automatically into the overflow menu?
The option to manually pin add-ons to the overflow menu, so they don't clutter up my location bar, is great - but if I leave an add-on in the location bar, it's because I want it there, and I'm finding that after a while Firefox moves them automatically into the overflow menu. What's more, because they're not pinned there, there's no "unpin" option and I can't see how to get them back onto the location bar. Surely this isn't the intended behaviour? How can I prevent this happening? If anything, there ought to be a "pin to location bar" option instead of the "pin to overflow menu" option.
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Is the Navigation Toolbar filled with toolbar buttons? Have you moved the old Search Bar to the Navigation Toolbar?
Might be helpful for you to post a screenshot of how you have Firefox 57 configured.
See this support article. How do I create a screenshot of my problem? It is best to use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot and make sure that you do not exceed a maximum file size of 1 MB.
Then use the Browse .... button below the Post a Reply text box to upload the screenshot.
Here's an image showing how my Location Bar is set up.
I've never used the Search Bar, and I would have thought there is plenty of room in my URL Bar.
At the moment, having just restarted Firefox, all three of the add-on icons I have placed to the right of the URL Bar are showing. If I make the window narrower, it has to get down to practically no space in the URL bar before those icons get moved to the overflow menu, and they pop right back onto the toolbar when I drag the window wider again. But after a while, just in normal use, I'll go to use one of those add-ons and find that its icon has moved to the overflow menu of its own accord. This happens to the rightmost two icons on the toolbar, and it's more of a problem because the popups of those two add-ons don't display correctly when they're in the overflow menu.
I've found that I can get the icons back onto the toolbar by maximising and then restoring the window, but after a while they disappear into the overflow menu again.
Just a quick update - since my previous post, those two addons were automatically moved into the overflow menu, as shown in the attached image, and this time no amount of maximising or resizing the window seemed to shift them. A switch to fullscreen (F11) mode and back did the trick, though. But I still don't see why Firefox is putting them there in the first place.
If you turn off the dedicated Search Bar and search from the Address Bar you will have more room.
I already search from the address bar (and always have), and I don't have the search bar on the toolbar taking up space at all, so I don't see that there's any more I can do there.