Google is now rolling out the new features it announced last month to Chrome browser along with new ‘Extensions’ Menu, here is how to disable the Extensions menu if you don’t like it.
Chrome users now started to receive redesigned privacy settings, Safe check, and a new Extensions Menu that appears when you click on the puzzle piece icon on the toolbar.
Google spent over a year developing a new home for extension icons after making it available behind a flag in Chrome Canary.
Before Chrome 83, extension icons used to appear on toolbar and consume valuable space, you can hide each extension in the menu by selecting the option extension offers on its right-click menu.
Here are a few highlights about the Extensions Menu
- Cleans up toolbar by hiding extensions under it
- Lists extensions and shows what data they access on the current web page
- Allows pinning each extension on the toolbar.
- More actions submenu next to each extension icon in the menu lets you remove, unpin/pin the extension. And the “Manage Extensions” option takes you to a page to review extension details with options to disable and uninstall the extension.
If you don’t like it, you can disable it for a certain period of time, for that, follow the steps given below.
Disable Extensions Menu in Chrome
1. Launch Chrome browser
2. Visit chrome://flags page
3. Search for “extensions toolbar menu”
4. Select “Disabled” from the drop-down and restart the browser.
Note: Chrome Flags are experimental, they can appear, disappear over time, and are not guaranteed to enter into release as features.
If you still haven’t received Extn. menu, use the above flag to activate, to enable other Chrome features, check this article.