in V4 I could close Layers palette and open from the colourful cake slice icon, or move ot right to 1cm width and double click it to expand out.
V5 has 4 different tabs there, the whole thing is eating up 20% of screen space . Am able to trun off Properties and Notes and Display from panel menu at screen top.
I can then retract layers to 1cm, however double click of the word layer doesnt widen it , one has to carefully locate cursor on the faint row of spots above it to do so !!!
The close icon on properties is so faint you cant see it though, no obvious way apart from visiting the top menu and opening panels, I cant find where to alter the bar colour to get the close icons to show up, anyone know which color setting in appearance that is ?