Microsoft introduces new Extensions menu on toolbar in Microsoft Edge

    Microsoft introduces new Extensions menu on toolbar in Microsoft Edge

    Microsoft introduces new Extensions menu on toolbar in Microsoft Edge


    Last Updated: 03 Mar 2021 at 11:09

    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!


    Source: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/...ar/m-p/2179004


    How to Add or Remove Extensions Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge

    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    03 Mar 2021


  1. Posts : 329
    Windows 10
       #1

    On Dev and did not see any update but got a pop up about Extensions can getting messy, now have an ugly icon on Toolbar and if I hide it it unhides all my hidden extensions, so what is the point if it was tidy before but now I need this extra ugly icon on it or all icons on it.

    I want to hide the extension menu without unhiding all my other extentions as it was before.
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  2. Posts : 68,259
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    jh30uk said:
    On Dev and did not see any update but got a pop up about Extensions can getting messy, now have an ugly icon on Toolbar and if I hide it it unhides all my hidden extensions, so what is the point if it was tidy before but now I need this extra ugly icon on it or all icons on it.

    I want to hide the extension menu without unhiding all my other extentions as it was before.
    Hello,

    You can use the tutorial below to hide the new Extensions menu button on the toolbar.

    Browsers and Mail - How to Add or Remove Extensions Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge | Windows Questions

    Afterwards, you can hide or show any extension icons on the toolbar you want using the tutorial below. Looks like the extension icons will always show if you don't have the Extensions button showing.

    Browsers and Mail - How to Hide or Show Extension Icons on Microsoft Edge Toolbar | Windows Questions
    Last edited by Brink; 03 Mar 2021 at 12:14.
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  3. Posts : 329
    Windows 10
       #3

    Thanks will have a look now.

    EDIT: Did not work, did you mean to post the same Tut link twice or wrong one?

    I found the Tut you may have meant but Move to Menu is gone and Hide From Toolbar is greyed out after turning of the above Extension Icon.
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  4. Posts : 68,259
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    jh30uk said:
    Thanks will have a look now.

    EDIT: Did not work, did you mean to post the same Tut link twice or wrong one?

    I found the Tut you may have meant but Move to Menu is gone and Hide From Toolbar is greyed out after turning of the above Extension Icon.
    Looks like the extension icons will always show if you don't have the Extensions button showing.

    Only when the Extensions button is added to show can you hide or show extension icons on the toolbar.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 329
    Windows 10
       #5

    They should have "Left Well Alone" and instead spent time and energy on bug fixes (I have reported).
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