How to remove the right sidebar in Adobe Acrobat Reader

To remove the sidebar on the right-hand side of Adobe Acrobat Reader, first, open the program and any PDF. If you look at the right side of the screen, you will see the following:

Main interface of Adobe Acrobat ReaderMain interface of Adobe Acrobat Reader

Click on the tab highlighted in the next image:

Button to collapse the sidebarButton to collapse the sidebar

When you do, you will see that all this information is contracted into a list of icons:

Collapsed sidebarCollapsed sidebar

Now, look at the last button on the list. Click on it:

Button to hide the sidebarButton to hide the sidebar

You will see that the sidebar disappears:

Hidden sidebarHidden sidebar

This method is effective, but you will have to repeat it every time you open the document and want the bar to be hidden. To make the change permanent each time you reopen it, click on Edit:

Adobe Acrobat Reader’s menu barAdobe Acrobat Reader’s menu bar

Then, click on Preferences in the menu that will appear:

Options in Adobe Acrobat Reader’s Edit menuOptions in Adobe Acrobat Reader’s Edit menu

Now, click on Documents in the side panel:

Preferences menuPreferences menu

In the window that we will see on screen, check the option Restore last view settings when reopening documents:

Option to hide the sidebar automatically when reopening a documentOption to hide the sidebar automatically when reopening a document

And that would be enough. As we have said, this sidebar can be a real nuisance because of the screen space it takes up. The menus are generally useful, but in cases like this, they can become redundant because they are present in several windows of the program.

We take this opportunity to remind you that Adobe Acrobat Reader is one of the best programs available for working with PDF documents that can be found on the market and that it is the standard software for working with this type of file.