In the full screen (slideshow) mode of Google Slides, there is a big navigator on the left bottom side. There are two fundamental problems with it:

  1. The navigator pops up whenever you move the pointer (mouse) which is very distracting to the audience.
  2. The navigator conceals content of the slides lying in that corner.

I wonder, can I hide the annoying slide navigator?

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5 Answers 5


You can install uBlock Origin Chrome extension and select what element you want to hide.


Add custom filter (in settings)

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    Google no longer uses the .punch-viewer-nav-v2 class for the navigation bar, use the .punch-viewer-nav-rounded-container class instead Commented Jun 8, 2020 at 18:02
  • This is now .punch-viewer-navbar-translucent.punch-viewer-navbar.
    – StarDust
    Commented May 22, 2021 at 16:40

When presenting, use Ctrl + - to make the bar smaller. When it is small enough, it would not be annoying and not easy to be triggered.


You can also activate captions (hit CC), and the navigator will no longer block the text.


Found a workaround that seems to solve the problem.

When in Google Drive, right click on the presentation file and select preview. Then, select the full-screen option from the bottom bar.

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  • I see not option "preview", could you please add an image showing where it is? Commented Oct 26, 2018 at 23:00

You can just change the URL. Look for the /edit or the /present on the URL and replace by /preview instead.


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