Anti-minimalistic redundant app button and home tab

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Anti-minimalistic redundant app button and home tab
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Open issues/risks


Stage 1: Definition

1. Feature overview

I see add-on icons in the menu bar, the toolbar and the add-on bar. If you deprecate the menu bar, so that people will use the app button, add-on authors will have to use the add-on bar, because you lead them, so they will follow.

My things are my bookmarks, my history, my downloads, my add-ons, my preferences etc.

Since a link to a dialog must be in only one place, because of redundancy and minimalism, my things can be in the app button or in the home tab.

If you place all my things in the home tab, I would be forced to use the Firefox Home, because links to dialogs would be there and if I change the url to somewhere else, I wouldn't be able to access my preferences again.

If you give more space to the app button, that is, if you turn the app button into a page, you can place all my things in about:appbutton and even add-on authors can place all their things in about:appbutton.

Finally, I see Bookmarks in home tab AND the app button, so it should be in about:appbutton only. I see lots of other things twice like History and Downloads, so they should be in about:appbutton only.

This is just a complaint and not a feature, so I moved it to Draft.

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Stage 2: Design

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