Snagit - Properties side bar toggle - now is a pain!

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As a long time user of Snagit I became used to having the Properties/Effects side bar hide/show when I clicked the toggle buttons. Since you changed this, I now have to go to the View menu to turn it off. From a user experience pov, I now need to cursor to the menu, click, acquire the "Side bar" option in a long list, and then click again, just to turn it off.

My suggestion is simple and commonly used - a Close button at top right of the bar (actually more accurately called a pane) - a simple X icon. So to open, click Effects or Properties, to close, a click on the X.

If you decide to implement a hot key (or shortcut key) to do this, please use something that requires use of the left hand part of the keyboard so that I don't have to leave my mouse to do it.
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  • hopeful for a patch to fix this

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I agree with this comment.   When I open the SnagIt editor, sometimes the side bar takes up too much of the screen area.   Having to go to View- Side Bar to toggle it on or off is inconvenient.  Can't you just put a slider marker (push it off to the right), or restore so you don't have to keep going to the menu bar each time?
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agreed. ux killer
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Joe Morgan

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Yep, this seems to be one of those mission creep features. One that got tossed by the wayside.
I understand that you have to add features . Change things around in hopes to charge people for newer versions.
Unfortunately, tossing out functionality with the bathwater shouldn't be part of the process.