Is there any way to stop the left menu from putting the most recent item at the top?
Is there any way to stop the sub items from being automatically expanded?
I also have "Use Compact Navigation" unset, however each time logging in the navigation menu is compacted down and I have to expand it.
Another +1. I find this behavior quite annoying.
If Support has confirmed that this is the intended behavior, I would suggest creating a Feature Request (https://kaseya.ideas.aha.io/ideas) to get Product Management to review this further.