Since mods, or whomever, delete negative comments on the Unified Extensions Button blog post I’ll post my rant here then.
The new unified extension button is awful. How is this something users should be excited about when it forces you to deal with all your extensions in an un-customizable button?
Before, I had a handful of extensions inside the Overflow menu, and the extension’s button I didn’t want were hidden away inside the Customize panel. Now my Overflow button is almost empty and the new Unified Extension button forces me to deal with 20 extensions, 15 of which I do not want to see.
You can pin extensions to the toolbar, yes, but they cannot be dragged back inside the Overflow menu, or even moved around the toolbar.
What’s the point of the Overflow menu now?
Who the heck come up with these stupid idea? Why not take advantage of the old Overflow Menu instead of reinventing the wheel with an Unified Extension button that’s clearly inferior?
- It cannot be customized,
- It cannot be hidden,
- Extension icons cannot be dragged out back inside the Overflow menu,
- The Pin to toolbar gives you unmovable extension buttons…
I get it that MV3 will require to have notifications pop-ups to set up the host_permissions for some Extensions, but why did it need a whole new button with all the installed Extensions in it when there was already the Overflow menu?
Was it too hard to force add extension button inside the Overflow menu with a notification bubble on it or a change of color for the “>>”? … Why the need of a permanent, un-customizable, button for a “host_permissions” that’s set once during the install of an extension. How is that supposed be a good idea?
Edit: Apparently the extension icons in this new Unified Extensions button have a life on their own and tend to move around. Depending of their usage I suppose?