thanks guys! this is something that has been bugging me for awhile on my EN laptop mac version. on my mac mini EN app not an issue. thought maybe I had diff versions between the 2 (not the case). came here from a google and found that my sidebar was too narrow to show the shortcuts as recent notes which I've come to count on. the puzzling part was the popup menu in "View -> Sidebar Options" did not even SHOW it. a better option in my view would be to have to have the "Shortcuts" and "Recent Notes" show up in the menu and then if the user selects one of them, then force the sidebar to grow. JIMO.