KennyMan666 1 Posted April 2, 2013 Share Posted April 2, 2013 I hope this topic ended up in the right place because I couldn't decide if it went here or in the general Evernote board. So, while writing in the Windows Evernote client (22.214.171.12436 public) on the train yesterday, I accidentally made the window go into, well, windowed mode, rather than fullscreen. When I put it back into fullscreen, I noticed the left panel was suddenly much wider than it used to be - and I couldn't make it any smaller. When I came home, I opened the Evernote client on my desktop, and to do a minor test, I just hovered over the resize line and clicked once - and just like that, the left panel forcibly grew. I liked having the left panel small, which before pretty much meant just as wide as the ad on the bottom, but now it's nearly twice that size. While that might not be the greatest catastrophe on the desktop, on my 10'' netbook screen it's seriously eating up a lot of valuable screen estate, to the point where I'm trying to figure out a good way to navigate my notebooks without the left panel (and not really coming up with anything. The favourite bar seems my best bet at the moment) because the text area is feeling insanely cramped now. I assume this changed in some recent update, because ever since I started using Evernote I remember always having been able to freely resize the left panel, the limit being only that it couldn't be made any smaller than the ad on the bottom. I don't mind the ad, and at this point in time, I do not use Evernote heavily enough to have any need to upgrade to premium, so I don't feel like paying just to get rid of an unobtrusive ad. But it would really surprise me if this has anything to do with that I have a free account rather than premium, because the only way for me to hide the ad would be to hide the entire left panel even if it could be as small as it used to be, and forcing extra unused empty space on non-paying users is not something I believe the Evernote staff would do. From the beginning I always loved how customizable the Evernote client was, and this seems a step backwards in that functionality, if it is a deliberate change of the minimum allowed width of the left panel. So help me understand what's happened here, and also figure out if there's any way for me to get my left panel back the way I want it - compact, functional and with the ad not surrounded by pointless gray. Since apparently it was perfectly fine staying that size as long as I didn't try to change it, even after it apparently wasn't allowed to be that small anymore. I might even revert to an earlier version, just so I can figure out where this started. And I'm one who tends to want to keep my software up to date, so it always makes me sad when I get a reason to try reverting. Link to comment
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