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Keep sidebar open

Hi Confluence guys,


Can you guys advise if there is any way to keep the sidebar constantly expanded. With your latest update, if I need to expand the sidebar and keep it expanded (or make it wider), there is an additional step for this to occur VS how you had it previously implemented. 

With the latest update, I need to click the hamburger icon at the top, and then drag the side bar out. Whereas previously you could expand it directly from its collapsed state.

Perhaps is there some sort of configuration switch to make this possible so users can choose how their sidebar behaves (as everyone is different! :)) 



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Hi Mike,

If you'd like to keep the sidebar expanded, type [  (the open bracket). You can use the same shortcut to close the sidebar.

Hope this helps!


Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Oct 10, 2019

Hi @Mike Garrett,

If this answer solved your issue you should mark it as the accepted answer so that it may help other users in the future!


Like Andy - PTC Redundant likes this

Where do you type the left bracket? Is this for IT Admins or Space Admins?


Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Mar 14, 2022

@Ti Sorry I missed your first post.  I don't believe it it exclusive to any admin groups.  Simply navigate to any Confluence Cloud page with the side bar (your home page won't have this) and press the '[' key to open or close the side bar.

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