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[Request] Hot key to minimize/maximize most recent sidebar window

  • Hello, very simple request that I am surprised isn't already in existence. While watching Youtube, I got a notification on the sidebar from one of my messengers, and opened it. It covered half of my Youtube video which was fine, as I was focusing on the messages. As I was finished with messaging, I wanted to get back to the video and just assumed I could hide the sidebar with the Escape key, but I couldn't. I immediately went to the settings to see if a hotkey, perhaps not Escape, worked to accomplish this. No such hotkey, and it seems like a simple solution that would go a long way for me. I'm all about hotkeys, so having a way to max/min the sidebar would make it much more intuitive.

    Concisely:
    Request: Hotkey [KEY] Maximize/Minimize most recent sidebar window
    Benefit/Payoff: People don't use features that are not intuitive. Making the sidebar pleasant to use makes it more likely to be used than ignored. As a major reason for me downloading Opera GX, I feel this is of great import.

    Please ignore this request if I've missed it. If I have missed it, please let me know!

  • @dmccormick You can use Ctrl + shift + M. You can also define a different shortcut in settings.

  • @leocg Yes, I saw that, but it doesn't accomplish my request. It does indeed cycle through my sidebars, but it does not help me minimize the sidebar when I'm done with it.

  • @dmccormick You can set up a shortcut to enable/disable sidebar if that's what you want.

  • @leocg Perhaps I'm not doing a good job of explaining what I'm asking.
    Currently if I get a notification on my Facebook Messenger, it shows up as a red dot on my sidebar as I have notifications enabled. So to then read the message, I have to left click on the sidebar on the Messenger icon. That will bring up a little window on the left side that lets me read the messages. Now that I have read the message, I no longer need it open. To close it I have to left click outside of the Messenger window. I believe a hot key to accomplish this would be more intuitive, and would be more efficient.

  • @dmccormick Ctrl + Shift + M will close it. At least it seems to work here.

  • @leocg that does work if you only have one social tab, but I have several. When you have multiple it opens one of them, and then if you hit the hotkey again it just cycles through the rest of them. It's a solution to the opening the sidebar, but not a complete fix unfortunately

  • @dmccormick said in [Request] Hot key to minimize/maximize most recent sidebar window:

    @leocg that does work if you only have one social tab, but I have several. When you have multiple it opens one of them, and then if you hit the hotkey again it just cycles through the rest of them. It's a solution to the opening the sidebar, but not a complete fix unfortunately

    Support here is terrible @dmccormick 😕

    Anyway, it does cycle between different but there's a way to hide and don't cycle.
    When you press Ctrl + Shift + M, it opens and if you keep releasing and pressing M, you will cycle, correct? To close, all you have to do is release for a second (or less) all the buttons not just the M key and press them again. You will see that this closes the panel.

    Unfortunately I don't see how to assign a hotkey just for closing, you have to do this 😕

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