Disabling the sidebar in Preview.app permanently

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stevearm, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all,

    Just got my first ever mac, and loving it so far. One thing is annoying me though, the way the sidebar always pops up in preview.app when opening more than 1 image file.

    I can choose to hide it, but as soon as I open a second image, it'll pop up again, taking up valuable space on my screen that I'd much rather devote to the image itself.

    Does anyone know of a way of permanently disabling it? Perhaps a terminal command?

    Many thanks, hope someone can help...
     
  2. mac2x macrumors 65816

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  3. stevearm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Even when I hide it, it pops up again when I open a second image. Try it yourself, seems to be the normal behaviour.
     
  4. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    True dat...you can add a button into the toolbar that allows you to quickly toggle the sidebar. Choose View > Customize Toolbar.
     
  5. stevearm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    True but I was hoping for it to be hidden permanently.

    Anyone know of any possible terminal commands that will do the trick?
     
  6. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    In Preview's preferences...
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    Does that do what you want?
     
  7. stevearm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I should have specified I was hoping to keep all my images in the same window. I of course have looked at the Preferences pane.

    It's been bugging me for ages, no hacks or anything like that possible?
     
  8. philsurmac macrumors newbie

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  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    There's no way to do this that I've ever heard of.
     

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