Edit#1 @SeCher @R Pruitt Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The display of new/unread articles next to the button can be disabled completely in the settings, BUT
this setting is not applied when firefox is restarted. pls fix. thx in advance
The setting itself is remembered and applied correctly. When setting the option to do not show the numbers the space next to the button disappears. This is the wanted behaviour. Then when restarting the browser from now on still no number is shown, but an empty space is still there.
I can't find anything wrong with the NewsFox code.
I just try it a couple times until it works.
I have reported this bug: https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=25694
Your edit#1 is fixed in version 18.104.22.168.2.