Commit 31bc51d9 authored by Committed by Nate GrahamBrowse files
Hide the side bar by default
When a user opens an image they are primarily interested in viewing the image, not in editing tools, file operations or meta data. Hiding the side bar in view mode leads to a nicer default viewing experience. The editing tools of the side bar are already more easily discoverable than they used to be because of the new button in the default toolbar for showing them. In browse mode on the other hand everything in the "Information" sidebar tab can also be accessed through the "Properties" action both in the "Operations" sidebar tab or in the right-click context menu. So users should be able to edit the meta data even if they won't see by default that an "Information" sidebar tab even exists. With the "Show Editing Tools" toggle action in the toolbar and the menu bar or hamburger menu they should be able to find whatever else they are looking for. Having too many panels and bars visible by default doesn't automatically lead to better discoverability of all the functionality because users will start to tunnel vision on the image they are viewing instead of trying to make sense of all the UI elements.