Whenever you install a new extension in Microsoft Edge, the browser adds a small icon on the toolbar. As your extension collection grows, these icons take more and more usable space, reducing the address bar and making the toolbar more cluttered. To resolve this inconvenience, Microsoft has announced the new Extensions Menu for Edge.
With the new menu, users can move extensions from the toolbar to a special flyout. From there, you can toggle visibility and go to extension-specific settings to customize individual options. Also, there is a link to the Add-ons Store for Microsoft Edge, so you can quickly get new extensions.
The Extensions Menu automatically turns on when users install more than two extensions from Add-ons Store, Chrome Web Store, or other sources.
Suppose you prefer the classic view with all the icons on the toolbar. In that case, Microsoft provides an option to turn off the new extension menu. You can add or remove the extension button from the Edge toolbar using the Appearance section in the Settings.
Do note that you can also hide extensions to the browser’s main menu. With the new Extensions menu available, users can now enjoy flexibility and customizability in the browser. The Extensions menu is particularly welcomed on small devices with less screen space.
The new feature is currently rolling out to Edge Insiders in the Dev and Canary channels. It is important to note that it is a part of a controlled feature roll-out, which means only a subset of insiders gets the update first. Microsoft would make it available to more users if there are no significant bugs or compatibility issues. Learn more about the new Extensions menu in Microsoft Edge from the official Tech Community Forum post.
You can download Edge Insider builds from the official website. The preview versions are available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
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