Without opening options menu it is now impossible to see which options affected viewed data (for example, if it is commits of the current branch or from the all branches). In some cases this info can be very valuable.
There is some options how to handle this: 1) Add selected option's values as a text after the name of the view. Example: Commits (current branch, show merge commits). 2) Add possibility to drag an option control from menu to the header of the view and back, so user can immediately see and change the values of the needed options.