How can I keep the left side bar groups visible all the time

Greg King Posted in General Discussion 5 years ago

How can I modify the left side bar so that the groups I've created stay visible all the time.

us Rishi B Replied 5 years ago

@~Z~ Man, I don't know what you mean by "thwarting" what you said in this case. There are multiple ways to skin a cat. I simply offered a slightly different suggestion, which I probably should have worded differently. The OP can now feel free to choose whichever method they prefer.

Still didn't "thwart" anything that you said lol.

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 5 years ago

Unfortunately I don't see any expansion, just thwarting to what I said. Why not just stick to the Howto?

  • Right click the area of interest (the groups area) and choose 'inspect' to open the dev console, the html will be shown accordingly there
  • Open/close the groups menu a few times and watch out for changes in the html
  • with menu open, it looks like
  • with menu closed, it looks like
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Ok, now that we've found the code of interest, it makes sense to use only the common part of both variants in our search which is sub-menu collapse. And voila, the search result will be:

Opening that file will show the html code again like

and we can see that the additional "in" is added by a var named $expend
Investigating a little further shows, that $expend is always part of the Links menu. And since this menu is open all the time, adding the same line of code $expend = "in"; to the groups case below looks promising to do the right job. And in fact it does.

That's all. No guessing this and guessing that - just doing straight what the how-to says.

us Rishi B Replied 5 years ago

to expand on what Z-Man, the easiest way to do this would be to figure out what javascript function is called when that button/control on the left is clicked, since that causes the left side bar menu to be displayed. Then, you could call that function in a body onLoad event so that the menu shows up as soon as the page loads. There's probably a cleaner way to do this using only html/css also.