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


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.


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? – John Balvin Arias Oct 26 '18 at 23:00

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