Firefox add-ons can add many different features to the web browser. Some add new menus to the browser, for instance to the context menu when clicking on elements in the browser or the menu toolbar.
It may sometimes be a little bit inconvenient to access some of the new options added by add-ons, especially since most of them are added to the Tools menu by default.
If you feel like you are having to many additional menus under the Tools menu, you may want to consider installing the More Tools Menu add-on.
The Firefox add-on moves all third party Tools menu links to the More Tools menu in the menu bar. This means that you will find all menu items added by add-ons there from then on out. The add-on creates the More Tools menu between Tools and Help.
All third party add-on entries are automatically moved to the More Tools menu to make them more accessible in the web browser.
It needs to be noted at this point that the More Tools menu is only showing up if the traditional Firefox menu bar is displayed in the browser. The More Tools menu does not appear to be compatible with the single button Firefox menu that Mozilla implemented some time ago.
You can display the menu bar in the Firefox browser on demand by tapping on the Alt-key. Alternatively, it is possible to display it at all times by customizing the browser layout. Right-click on a toolbar and check the menu bar entry there to do so.
Users who only see the single button can change the layout to the standard menu bar design by clicking on Firefox > Options > Menu Bar.
The extension is compatible with all recent versions of the Firefox web browser.
Compatibility may need to be enforced on some versions of Firefox though. The best way to do that is to install the Add-on Compatibility Reporter add-on which makes many incompatible add-ons compatible again (as many add-ons are incompatible because the developer has not yet bumped up the maximum supported version number of the add-on).
Firefox users can download More Tools Menu from the official Mozilla Firefox add-on repository.
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