I've struggled with the same problem & finally came upon this workaround. Not ideal & there's a bit of work to do in terms of customization if that type of thing bothers you.. BUT .. It works!!!
I used the Apex method & spent about an hour to get the look & feel just right for me & now I really love it.
Too bad that it had to come to us users having to do this in place of what seems like a simple fix through a system upgrade!