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There seems no way of closing the search tool sidebar while editing with iD. It is blocking some of the feature selection buttons on the map. Unfortunately as a new user I'm not allowed to upload a screenshot, sorry.

Any advice much appreciated,


asked 21 Dec '16, 13:24

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You can upload your screenshot to some other site and add the link to your question.

(22 Dec '16, 12:34) scai ♦

please upload to, for example, and mention the link in your question text.

(22 Dec '16, 13:00) aseerel4c26 ♦

I don't believe that is possible (closing the side bar) and I don't believe it would make a lot of sense as it is used essentially continuously. Naturally the downside is that it uses a lot of screen real estate. If this is a big issue for you, you might want to try JOSM (which however needs a bit more work to get up to speed).

In any case I can't really imagine the bar covering so much of teh screen that the circular popup is obscured if you pan the data and background to the right.

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answered 21 Dec '16, 18:48

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edited 21 Dec '16, 18:50


Thanks, will definitely try to get up to speed with JOSM in the longer term.

I think it's a firefox issue, as it wasn't a problem in IE (urgh), but I sort of fixed it by zooming on the entire web site, which then changed the aspect ratio and revelead the point selector button, which had previously been hidden. Makes all the text on the page a little larger, but obviously has no bearing on the map itself as you can zoom in and out of that independently.

Thanks again!

(22 Dec '16, 12:27) Peggydawg

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