How to Easily Hide Your Sidebar in Safari on Mac?

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If you’re a Safari user, you know how important the Bookmarks Sidebar is for quickly accessing your favorite websites. But sometimes, it can be helpful to hide the sidebar and free up some space on your screen. Fortunately, Safari makes it easy to do just that!

First, you’ll want to locate the Sidebar button in the toolbar. It looks like a miniature version of Safari with a sidebar. When you click this button, the Bookmarks Sidebar will close and be hidden from view. If you ever need to open the sidebar again, simply click this same button in the same spot.

If you’re using Safari on your Mac, it’s even easier to hide the Bookmarks Sidebar. All you have to do is control-click on any bookmark and choose “Delete” from the pop-up menu that appears. Then, choose “View > Hide Inspector” from the View menu at the top of your screen (or click whichever sidebar is currently active—like Format—in order to close it).

That’s all there is to hide your Bookmarks Sidebar in Safari! It might seem like a small thing, but being able to hide this sidebar when needed can help free up some valuable screen space when needed. And that’s always welcome!

How to Easily Hide Your Sidebar in Safari on Mac? 1

Removing Sidebar Items in Safari on Mac

To delete items from the Safari sidebar on your Mac, first, open the Safari app. Then, click on the Sidebar button in the toolbar at the top of your screen. You should now see a list of items in the sidebar. To delete one of these items, simply control-click it and choose Delete from the menu that appears. Once you have deleted the item, it will no longer appear in the sidebar.

Removing the Sidebar on a Mac

To get rid of the sidebar on a Mac, you can either click the button of the active sidebar to close it or choose View > Hide Inspector from the View menu at the top of your screen. If the formatting controls are visible, click Format to close the sidebar completely. If you need to open it again, you can use one of these methods in reverse.


In conclusion, the Safari Hide Sidebar feature is a great way to simplify your browsing experience and save valuable screen space. By tapping the icon in the upper-left corner of your screen or clicking the Sidebar button in the toolbar, you can quickly close and open the Bookmarks Sidebar as needed. Additionally, you can also choose View > Hide Inspector (from the View menu at the top of your screen) to completely close the sidebar. With this helpful feature, you can easily keep your web browsing organized and clutter-free.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.