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Hi. A few days ago, a bar appeared on the left side of the display titled Site Navigation . It appeared on no other forums, so I assume that it ...
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    Site navigation sidebar -- new?


    Hi.

    A few days ago, a bar appeared on the left side of the display titled Site Navigation. It appeared on no other forums, so I assume that it is an artifact of this forum.

    I looked around in the settings, but I didn't see any mention of it.

    I'd like to turn it off because it squeezes the display of useful information too much on most of the monitors I use.

    Any information or suggestions? ... cheers, drl
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    Hello, drl

    Yes, it's a new item that has recently been added to the forums. I don't think there is any way to turn it off in your user control panel. However, you can use the Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper extension (for Firefox) to easily remove this and any other elements that get in the way of your surfing:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4364

    Thanks for the feedback.
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    I have to say that I like the sidebar, but then I browse at a resolution that it looks really good at. It makes it nice and easy to navigate round. Maybe an option in the control panel to turn it off would be good compromise for people at a lower resolution.

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    I am glad I am not the only one who dislikes the panel.
    It takes a considerable amount of space on my small monitor and because I read from left to right, it interrupts the "readflow", too.

    Please make it optional.


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    However, you can use the Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper extension
    Thanks, I will give Adblock a try.
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    I'm not a fan of it either. ozar, thanks for the heads up on the element hiding extension. It doesn't actually *remove* the sidebar, however. It simply hides it from view, and the forum threads are still squished to the right.

    I also think this sidebar should be optional, if the technology exists in vBulletin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe View Post
    I'm not a fan of it either. ozar, thanks for the heads up on the element hiding extension. It doesn't actually *remove* the sidebar, however. It simply hides it from view, and the forum threads are still squished to the right.
    Once the sidebar is gone, you can go back again and click on the empty space where it was to remove that as well.

    Doing this with the element hiding helper works perfectly for me.
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    In fact, here's a screenshot of what the forums look like for me:

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    Hello,

    I could get rid of it with AdBlock now, so thanks for that.

    PS: I am still sorry for those who can't do this. Less experienced computer users usually have older (smaller) monitors and they do not know how do work with AdBlock. So they get punished twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Once the sidebar is gone, you can go back again and click on the empty space where it was to remove that as well.

    Doing this with the element hiding helper works perfectly for me.
    Ah, much better. Thanks for that.
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    Yes, thanks ozar. My laptop screen can't afford to give up the valuable real estate.

    I also hope a disable option can be included, in the future.
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