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Allow us to show/hide sidebar items on the website

Allow us to show/hide sidebar items on the website

Mawthra
Helpful | Level 6

I love new features, don't get me wrong, but not at the cost of them cluttering up the UI with features I rarely (or never) use. The sidebar on the web keeps growing with no way to tame it. How about implementing a Gmail-style menu system where you can bury menu items you don't want to see, but can still access if need-be... this way the UI can be more tuned to how an individual uses it?

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Mawthra
Helpful | Level 6

Well, at just a little over 5 years since I originally made this suggestion, I see those extra menu items in the left bar have been moved to a sub-menu in the top right on the web... feels much more cleaner and focused now. Crazy it took so long, though 😉

hr93614
New member | Level 2

So this suggestion was over a year ago and still the right side bar is taking up so much space.  

mleenheer
Explorer | Level 4

Funny that the first version of this suggestion was in 2015!  Wow.  Responsive development hey?

 

The web interface still doesn't allow sidebars to be resized or closed/hidden.  I feel like all the menu options could be on one side or in a collapsible menu.  Perhaps the dev team all uses 4k monitors so there's lots of real estate to work with while me and my low res screen plod along. 

 

OneDrive anyone?

wlpendley
Explorer | Level 4

I never thought Dropbox UI errors could ever drive me to OneDrive.  But this is just ridiculous.  They took a good product and "featured" it to death.  😞

Paul S.18
Explorer | Level 4

C'mon Dropbox, please remove or allow all of us to remove the right sidebar! It is totally useless to me and takes up way too much screen real estate! And while you're at it, can you please make these changes as a 'default' instead of making all of us remove it every time we log in?

Mawthra
Helpful | Level 6
@wlpendley You're right... the simplicity that made Dropbox so great in the early years is long gone
LizardLizard
New member | Level 2

As @MicioGeremia said.

The right-hand pane takes up a lot of space (esp on a laptop screen) and it is useless to me. Please allow the user to hide it, or at the very least resize it. It is wasted screen real-esate and makes the user interface annoy me every time I use Dropbox. All it shows is the name of the folder (which I know, and can see elsewhere) and the users (which I already know, and don't need to see 99% of the time).

 

DropboxRightPaneUseless.png

julietamaree
New member | Level 2

Yes, I definitely need to be able to hide the right sidebar. I'm using a small screen laptop and it takes up way too much space, reducing the view of my document list!

Even Adobe lets you hide the side toolbars 🙂

joshuamitchell
Explorer | Level 4

I just spent the past 10 minutes look for a solution to this -- and read all 4 pages of this thread since 2015! Can't believe there is still no solution to this issue. I would really like to hide that sidebar or have a preference that disables it. 

 

I don't need it and can't read my file names because of the poor UI.


Please Dropbox team! Help!

wlpendley
Explorer | Level 4

There appear to be only two workarounds since Dropbox is completely ignoring this problem:

 

1) Change the size of your default display text.  If you set it closer to 100% you may be able to read your full filenames. (But if you need bigger text, this is no help)

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/change-the-size-of-text-in-windows-10-1d5830c3-eee3-8eaa...

2) Give up on Dropbox and migrate to one of it's competitors:
pCloud, Google Drive, Tresorit, OneDrive, Sync.com, Mega, or Box.

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