Hello. After I restart win7 the panel sizes (I mean the two side panels) are not what I'd set them to be before restart. In my case, they are always narrower. The issue is only apparent after system restart, not after exiting and reopening Br.
You were right about having the "launch bridge on startup" option enabled. Thank you :)
Nevertheless, it seems to me that it's a bug - this shouldn't be happening at all. I use Br all the time and it'd save me 2 seconds a day if I could have "launch bridge on startup" option enabled.
You could look at it another way. Make your settings and folder selection then use file/exit.
Then no matter how you close it in future, or where you are at, it will open at your default setting.
Be aware however that it is always running in the background and must be closed to install updates.