FIXED! Hiding the menu in Google Analytics
And with good reason. One of my most used and favourite-ist keyboard shortcuts in Google Analytics is (was!) the menu hide toggle.
If you haven’t used keyboard shortcuts, here’s a massive Friday win. Type ? when in GA to see the available keyboard shortcuts:
Neat, huh? I use the date range shortcuts all the time. Super fast analysing-like-a-boss-mode engaged! But not so fast. The (mostly) excellent UI update seems to have killed off the ‘m’ option. Hiding the menu is often needed to get a decent picture of your data. It doesn’t work currently. No doubt the super-duper folks at The Big G are hard at work on new stuff but ‘m’ doesn’t look like it’s a current priority.
So I fixed it
It’s not elegant. I know. It’s 5 minutes work so give me a break. Just add a bookmarklet to your browser:
Call it something like “ConversionWorks loves us and is relentlessly kind” or “GA Menu Hide” depending on how grateful you’re feeling. Then add this as the bookmark:
Now, when you open a GA report, click the bookmarklet and ‘m’ is working again.
Pause to wait for applause
I really hope this hack has a short shelf life. Till then, I hope this helps your productivity