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The side-pane in Shotwell takes up a lot of space. And it will only let users drag it bigger, not smaller.

But ultimately, since I only interact with the side-pane once and a while, it would be preferable to be able to hide it completely. Once hidden, I would like to be able to tap F3 as a shortcut key to unhide it.

Anyway to do this?

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It is currently under development. Check out here

Status: Open    
Start date: 08/29/2011
Priority:   Normal  
Due date:   ???
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That ticket is for showing/hiding individual items in the sidebar, not the entire sidebar itself. – MrEricSir Jun 4 '12 at 18:20

There's no way to do this in Shotwell today. However, it's the kind of feature we'd certainly consider adding if you (or someone else!) would like to write a patch.

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This was recently fixed and will be available in the upcoming release of Shotwell 0.14:

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