Even after months
of using the newer version, I still miss the convenience of a drawer or sidebar and can't seem to get used to being without it. But it's obvious there are some users who like it this way just fine and other who are even glad to see it gone. Yet this is one of those situations where everyone can
What if the only change to the interface was that instead of toggling between bookmarks (history, etc.) and the FTP view, the bookmarks button slid a bookmarks pane to a default width each user would choose for themselves ? It would be like the iTunes playlist many have already used as an example except that you could also fully close it. If you set your bookmarks to fully closed, toggling them open to click a bookmark would also automatically toggle to FTP view. This doesn't even have to be a separate preference setting and the over all UI would be basically the same as it is now. Furthermore, there would be no additional clicking than there is now for those who like having no sidebar, but those of us who like the full-picture view that the drawer gave us would get an equally good (if not better) replacement and
reduced clicks again.
I think this way everybody can be happy...... well, except the people who just want the other side to be miserable.