Smaller and/or static assignment headers


Hi everyone.

I'm a student and have been using Canvas for a while. The new larger headers that "follow you" (not sure of technical term) and can cover up useful content.

I would like to be able to see both my assignment description and text entry box at the same time. To fix this I suggest having a "smaller header" or "old header" option in settings, similar to the previous one.

Here is a screenshot, from my 13" laptop:

Screen Shot 2021-01-29 at 12.50.10 AM.png








As you can see, the header takes up nearly one third of the screen. I cannot see the assignment description while I write my response.


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Maybe someone could help us to find the complete steps to code CSS files and use them for CANVAS.



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@rubendcl  Members of the Canvas Developers group can help with questions about creating custom CSS; consider posting your questions there.

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Status changed to: Archived

Canvas has made several changes to limit the space taken by the header.