[Solved] Safari extensions disappearing from toolbar
I've had this problem for a while, back in Mojave and now in Catalina still, but have ignored it because I use Brave as my primary browser. (I use Safari for some things like Apple Pay transactions.) Every time I restart Safari, all of my extensions disappear from the toolbar. They are still showing as activated in Preferences > Extensions, but they're not their and they don't respond to their keyboard shortcuts (if they usually have them.) I have to uncheck and recheck them one by one to reactivate them.
Any ideas what could possibly fix this annoyance?
Consider the steps offered. Apply the steps where applicable then try to reproduce the issue.
Backup your Mac
Go to your ~/Library folder (Go menu>Library)
Then go to Preferences folder and move com.apple.Safari.plist to the desktop.
If the issue is resolved you can safely delete the com.apple.Safari.plist file. If not
If the issue persists
Delete the installed extensions
Restart the Mac
Reinstall one extension at a time, trying to reproduce the issue in-between installs of any new extensions.
If the issue still persists
Create a new admin user account on your Mac
Logout and choose the new user account
Check if the Extensions are installed. If not install them
Try to reproduce the issue
If the issue persists the issue is system wide, report back mention that the issue is system wide
If the issue is not reproducible in the test user account then the issue is user specific and the source of trouble is coming from your main user account - report back accordingly.
If by now the issue persists consider reporting back with an Etrecheck report as it might help with any further isolation / troubleshooting steps