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Hiding the blue menu and the floating userbar


25 Oct 2010 2:15PM
We have been looking at some statistics of site usage and we are quite surprised as to how many people have the blue menu at the top of the page expanded. This leads me to the question:

Did you know you can close the big blue menu?

It's really quite easy to do, just click the up arrow as illustrated in the image below:

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On a related point, it is also possible the hide the floating userbar at the bottom of the screen. You can do this 2 ways. Either by clicking the hide button on the right of it or turn it off completely from My Settings .

userbar.jpg



So, how many of you knew you could do that? How many of you prefer to show the blue menu or userbar? We would love to know!

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Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
25 Oct 2010 2:22PM
I've just hidden the userbar.

I didn't know until now that I could.
Previously I've left it collapsed and had to re-collapse it on the rare occasions I 've had to log back in.

Now we just need to hide the blue thing (?)
25 Oct 2010 2:25PM

Quote:Now we just need to hide the blue thing (?)


If you mean the large blue menu at the top of the page, see my instructions in my previous comment on how to hide that permanatly. The site will remember the 'status' you left the blue menu in.
devlin 4 651 39 India
25 Oct 2010 2:51PM
I keep both collapsed...only expand it when i need to...IMHO i find the top blue toolbar a bit unnecessary since you can get at what you want by going to forums tab on the top menu bar..so a bit of a repetition if you ask me Smile
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
25 Oct 2010 3:32PM

Quote:Now we just need to hide the blue thing (?)

I've always kept it collapsed. I thought there might be a way to hide it completely.
Apologies if there is, I just haven't found it.
Overread 6 3.9k 18 England
25 Oct 2010 3:36PM

Quote:I keep both collapsed...only expand it when i need to...IMHO i find the top blue toolbar a bit unnecessary since you can get at what you want by going to forums tab on the top menu bar..so a bit of a repetition if you ask me Smile


I would agree with this - it does seem to repeat the general controls we can get at with the tab menu and when both are open it can be confusing to read quickly with the white links only partly overlaying the blue
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2010 3:45PM
I have them both closed - the best thing about the toolbar is being able to hide it Wink
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
25 Oct 2010 6:36PM
I agree 100%.
cattyal e2
9 6.4k 6 England
25 Oct 2010 6:41PM
I knew we could close/hide the menu and toolbar - fior some reason though I've just never chosen to do so. Admittedly I forget about the toolbar even though it's open all the time.

I'll close the menu and see if that makes any difference to my habits!
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
25 Oct 2010 6:42PM
I searched for a way of eliminating the ugly monstrosity the first time I saw it.... and have kept it hidden ever since.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
25 Oct 2010 6:43PM

Quote:Did you know you can close the big blue menu?


LOl I had not noticed that button, where`s the button for the RHS.
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
25 Oct 2010 6:53PM

Quote:where`s the button for the RHS.


That is all the adverts, which presumably tj does not want hidden Wink

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