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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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joannabodimeade
New member | Level 2

Please help! When I have a split screen, I cannot see the file titles as the two sidebars take up all the space!! [see below]

 

Please add a way to minimise the:

- Left bar (Files) 
- Right bar (file preview and details)

All google facilities have the Hamburger icon which allows you to minimise them. 

 

Thanks


Screen Shot 2020-08-19 at 12.11.05.png

 

moke
New member | Level 2

I got here because I am trying to figure out how to hide the sidebars in the desktop client. So cluttered!

sandy20
New member | Level 2

The sidebar should by default be minimized. Please let us know if you plan to address this issue. Thank you.

pbb2117
Explorer | Level 3

Agree with original poster "Mawthra" -- I pay for Dropbox and use it for personal storage, not as a collaborative platform. It would be SO GREAT if the sidebar that pops up on opening a file every single time could be an optional view setting. It's really, really annoying to have to click ->| to minimize it every. single. time.

 

Halp. Please. 

 

qux
Explorer | Level 3

It's really time consuming whenever I open a pdf file, I have to click and close sidebar in order to see my file on entire screen. I see that request is from 2015. I'm sure that you can make something about it and it's not super expencieve feature request. [dropbox browser version]

Paul S.18
Explorer | Level 4

Please remove both sidebars or allow me the option to remove them in my Dropbox. They take up way too much screen space and I never use the features in either sidebar. I see this issue has been commented on since 2015! Please listen to your client/customers and correct the issue. Thank you.

maurerjc
Explorer | Level 3

Agreed.  Allow users to hide the two sidebars.  They are just wasting space, preventing us from seeing OUR items.  We don't care about all those 'special' tools.  If we can hide them, we can also bring them back when and IF we ever do need them.
Please add the option for us to hide them.  I spend so much time swearing at the system trying to SEE my content and then remembering there STILL is no way.  Modernize, please!

muszik1
New member | Level 2

I can't even see the name of the files on the web version because the useless side bars take up so much space.

 

 

TexasHawkeye
New member | Level 2

Come on Dropbox.  This is pathetic.  Removing or Hiding the Sidebars is easy for the Dropbox dev team. Allowing the user to setting a switch, save in the profile object, and using that to power default hide settings in CSS.  My development team does this routinely for my clients. It's about 2-3 hours for a single dev to complete. With browser profiles these days, the QA team can check it in a matter of minutes. Even with documentation, performance analysis (near-zero), DB schema updates (or none if using NoSQL), and push to production, you'll still talking a single resource equivilancy of an offshore resource for maybe a day or 2. 

CARLOS32
New member | Level 2

THE SIDEBARS (ESPECIALLY THE RIGHTONE) TAKE SOME MUCH SPACE THAT WHEN i DOCK THE WINDOW TO ONE SIDE YOU CAN BARELY SEE THE NAMES OF THE FILES

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