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Jennifer Jones
Sidebar gone, can't get it back!
on Jun 21, 2008 at 5:16:19 pm

Hi everyone - There is probably a very obvious answer to this question, but I just can't seem to figure it out! Every time I double click my hard drive to open the window, it usually displays the sidebar. Recently, I slid my window over to hide the sidebar, and now every time I open a new window, it doesn't display the sidebar anymore. I've looked in preferences etc to see if there was a place where I could indicate "show me the sidebar every time I open a new window", but couldn't find anything.

Does anyone know how to get my sidebar back??

Thanks, everyone!
- Jennifer


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Chuck Reti
Re: Sidebar gone, can't get it back!
on Jun 21, 2008 at 7:50:50 pm

You should be able to just double-click the vertical bar at far left edge of a Finder window to restore the sidebar. Or, click-hold and drag from the far left side toward the center and the sidebar should drag into view. Use the tiny indented dot as a guide where to click or grab.
To hide the sidebar, double-click or drag the interior vertical separator bar fully to the left.
Clicking the oblong "pill" in window's upper right will hide/reveal both the sidebar and top toolbar.


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Jennifer Jones
Re: Sidebar gone, can't get it back!
on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:35:09 pm

Thanks, Chuck. It's back for good now -

I knew how to get it back, but I just wanted to indicate in the preferences that every time I open a new window, it automatically displays the sidebar) - But for some reason, it is working now (displaying a sidebar for every new window that is opened).

Thanks for the tip.. (and, I probably qualify for the "easiest question award" on this forum) ;)


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