The new navigation menu has some new features and user customization and configuration you can do for yourself. if you haven’t noticed already, the hamburger icon button is now over on the left side of the CFL logo, and that is where the menu slides out.
Collapsing / Expanding
the navigation menu in desktop view now stays expanded or collapsed. you can also collapse and expand the individual sections by clicking the section headers with the little down arrows (ie: Links, Categories, Messages, etc.).
you can add/ subtract from the categories section so you only have the ones you want there. just click the pencil icon and it will take you to your sidebar menu preferences where you can select or remove them from the list.
Your Own Links
to create a new section for your own links, click/tap the + sign at the bottom next to the mobile/ desktop icon.
you will get this pop up screen to configure.
i have included some link examples in the screenshot above to show you how to do it. to link to a forum category or topic, simply copy and past it’s URL address into the text box labeled as “Link”. there are a list of default icons you can choose from when you type into the icon field. i will try to add the football icon when i can. the menu will then look like this.
unfortunately, at this time, there is no setting yet to allow the link to open into a new tab or window (but that is coming).
to change your interface themes, they are now in a selector at the bottom of the menu along with the mobile/desktop view and keyboard shortcuts icons:
The new navigation menu includes a link to your pm inbox, and also you can start a new private message by click/tapping the + icon: