Hide sidebar in editor view
On laptops with small screens the black sidebar takes up too much space. When editing large slides, the editable space is clipped and you can't access the entire slide because there is no way to scroll the editor or hide the sidebar. Please add a toggle to the top level and contextual options in the sidebar to hide them when editing slides.
Thanks for the suggestion! We decided to address the clipped workspace when editing large slides in a different way instead.
As of today, the editor will automatically scale slide content down to fit any display size. That means no more clipping or unreachable content on small screens.
We don’t have any plans for adding an option to hide the sidebar at this time but hopefully the above change solves the layout issue for you.
Jacky April commented
Please add a 'hide sidebar' option. when using split screen for my assignments from when I was in 10th grade to take notes on the video we were watching (due to Covid-19 everything was online or digital and we no longer used papers in our school to limit contact). Anyways I could barely see what I was writing! Now in the 11th grade it still isn't fixed, and we STILL use slides to take notes, because not everyone choses to get vaccinated, so please to make things a bit easier.
I need to stay in editing mode to manipulate items on the screen for kindergarten lessons. When I want to flip through the slides quickly for fluency activities (letter names, sounds, etc.), students can see the next slide coming and jump ahead of me. If I had a way to shrink the sidebar down where it wasn't so easy to see for students (like is possible on PowerPoint), that would be super helpful!
Office PP works better for me in this aspect at this time.
we need to be able to hide the sidebar. When doing a presentation where a linked chart is changing throughout the presentation, the graphs will not update in the presenter mode. Easier to hide the sidebar and present from the editor panel
I'm a teacher, and I share slides created to be completed by students (1st graders) . The sidebar is NOT useful for us. We work on a single slide, utilizing the full (empty) workspace around the slide.
PLEASE give us an option to hide the sidebar. We do not need unnecessary distractions in our workspace.
I use split screen a lot to be able to edit slides and my notes at the same time in lectures. The sidebar is super annoying because it takes up so much space that I often just overlap the windows to cover it up. It makes no sense why the feature to turn it on and off doesn't exist, and the scaling of the slides does absolutely nothing to increase the amount of work space there is.
The sidebar really is (usually) just wasting space. And your attempts to be 'smart' about by trying determining the available screen space fail to appreciate that we may be using that space for other things. Don't try to be smart. Just let us turn off the sidebar. Please.
Unless you WANT to force wasted, empty space on us. But that's an Apple move. You don't want to be like them, right?
now i can't read the slide...is there a way to minimize and have a sort of "icon" view? I could really use the space. thanks!
This works great. Thank you.