Summary: In this post I present a non-intrusive bookmarklet to hide the Sections pane in the Qlik Sense Script Editor to provide more real estate for typing script.
Edit: Note in the comments below that hiding the pane can be done out of the box using keyboard shortcuts such as Alt-F11. That reminds me to read the doc! Nevertheless the concept of bookmarklets is useful and this post is bringing in some interesting contributions.
I sometimes wish for a larger window in the Qlik Sense Script Editor where we type statements. This is especially true when I am projecting and I’ve zoomed my browser to make the text legible to the audience, or I’m saddled with a very low resolution.
The UI allows me to hide the Data Connections pane which provides more space, but I’m still left with the Sections pane consuming 250 pixels on the left which may not serve me at the moment.
Apply the bookmark and here is what the editor looks like now:
This is an unsupported hack of Qlik Sense. If something else does not work in the editor, you should refresh the browser — which will completely remove any effects of the bookmark — before suspecting or reporting that Qlik Sense has a defect.
This is a very clean technique to add behavior because we have not modified any Qlik Sense files.
I file my QS bookmarklets in a Bookmarks Bar folder named “QS” which gives me easy access in a dropdown to mods I’ve created for Sense.
Here’s another bookmarklet I find useful. This one opens the Qlik Sense script log folder for QS Desktop. My userid in the path is hardcoded, you would of course update to the correct folder name for your machine.
Please share if you develop additional useful bookmarklets for Qlik Sense.