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Single icon view? P2

Praying Mantis 7 years ago updated by Joel Thornton 7 years ago 1

My apologies, but I can't find a way to reply to your answer directly. Let me provide a screenshot that should explain my problem.

http://i.imgur.com/YKgkjBR.jpg

You will see that my middle monitor is rotated to be portrait, and of course, you can see at the top that tabs are a series of triangles. This extension has massively helped. However, many webpages now require horizontal scrolling due to the decreased width caused by Sidewise. Those that are dependent on a landscape view (e.g. YouTube) I view in a Chrome window on the left landscape monitor, but it would be nice if you introduced an "icon view" or "portrait view", if you understand my current problem.

Such a view could essentially reduce width to the minimal size possible, perhaps with an option to disable tree functions, because as you can see I've only used the tree functionality in a few tabs. It would be a massive help, because whilst the portrait view of my monitor helps a lot with web navigation, its width with this extension often doesn't reach the ideal requirement of many sites.

Edit: Gah, I've just seen a way to reply to the original thread I made. Sorry about that. :(

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I'm putting this on the todo list after a couple high priority bugs.

For now, I'm thinking of implementing this as part of a "custom style/CSS" feature which basically lets the user enter any custom CSS they want to restyle the sidebar. And I will include a small handful of default style schemes with that such as "black on white mode".

I think I can probably accomplish at least half of what you want using this strategy by including a "super narrow mode" that basically gets rid of everything to the left of the page-icons in the sidebar.

It would be a bit trickier to disable tree functionality since so much of the sidebar's operation assumes a tree (e.g. how drag and drop works). So I will probably punt on that aspect for now.

But it shouldn't be too hard, at least cosmetically, to hide all left-indentation and dropdown arrows. If you take a look at the 'Recently closed' sidebar pane, you can already see some semblance of this: the icons are all the way to the left, and if you hover one of the icons for a page that has children, you get the usual drop-down arrow exposed. Mimicking this style on the Pages pane should get us pretty close.


Answer
Planned

I'm putting this on the todo list after a couple high priority bugs.

For now, I'm thinking of implementing this as part of a "custom style/CSS" feature which basically lets the user enter any custom CSS they want to restyle the sidebar. And I will include a small handful of default style schemes with that such as "black on white mode".

I think I can probably accomplish at least half of what you want using this strategy by including a "super narrow mode" that basically gets rid of everything to the left of the page-icons in the sidebar.

It would be a bit trickier to disable tree functionality since so much of the sidebar's operation assumes a tree (e.g. how drag and drop works). So I will probably punt on that aspect for now.

But it shouldn't be too hard, at least cosmetically, to hide all left-indentation and dropdown arrows. If you take a look at the 'Recently closed' sidebar pane, you can already see some semblance of this: the icons are all the way to the left, and if you hover one of the icons for a page that has children, you get the usual drop-down arrow exposed. Mimicking this style on the Pages pane should get us pretty close.