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Implement hook_navbar_view_alter to allow other modules to modify navbar links.
I'll second this request. I haven't tested the code, but by the looks of it it should work just fine.
Yes, I would like to see this feature added. I haven't reviewed or even checked this code but functionally we should add this so other modules can modify the menu items some.
In my use case, I'd like to take my Drupal 7 contrib module for Joyride tours to function in a similar way to what is being developed for core in Drupal 8: #1809352: Write tour.module and add it to core
Ok. Here is my hackish workaround to get it to add joyride tour link: https://github.com/markwk/tour_navbar.
The menu links should really be altered through the administration UI. This module is just pulling in the administration menu.
What else would you want to do to the links that a hook would be needed?
My use case was: using a different menu (not administration menu) as the navbar.
I'd like to be able to have my module create a menu item in the top. In my specific use case, it would be a "start tour" link like you see in Drupal 8. I'm guessing other modules might was to add different stuff. I don't see this as needing a full UI for adding links.
markwk, ah, I understand! We're working on those two features in D8.
For D7, though, much of that easy click-and-configure type interaction might not be possible or backported because we'll be leveraging systems in D8 that just don't exist in D7. I would be open to folks proposing patches to this module to recreate that behavior in a D7 way.
Otherwise, Navbar provides a hook_navbar hook that provides a means to place tabs in the toolbar and a hook_navbar_alter hook to change existing toolbar items before rendering.
All of the use cases in this issue are addressable through existing functionality.
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