Eschew obfuscation in server admin console

Idea created by fitch on Jan 21, 2016

    Please consider optimizing the server admin console for utility rather than design.


    1. don't hide the command menus under cryptic icons in the upper right (Open, Close, Pause, Create a Schedule, etc.)


    2. use the left sidebar to expose the options rather than forcing me to dig through tabs and sub-tabs; for example what is the point of the "Activity" option vs. simply giving us Databases and Clients directly in the sidebar? I propose that those be made full sidebar citizens, while the rest of the sub-tabs be added to the sidebar as hierarchically indented options.


    This idea aims to improve usability and user experience. Functionality is not addressed in this idea.