The tab annoyingly covers up the scrollbar, as seen in this screenshot:

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How can I disable it completely? I never want to use the sidebar, ever.

I have very few extensions. The only relevant one is Google Docs Offline, but I still see this even what that is disabled.

I'm using Chromium on Linux Mint 19 in this case.

  • I don't see that pullout tab. What operative system and web browser are you using (please include name and version)? Have you already tried on a different web browser and on private/incognito mode with all the extensions disabled? – Rubén Oct 10 '18 at 17:02
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    I was able to see the pullout tab o Gmail and Google Documents, Slides but not on Google Sheets. – Rubén Oct 10 '18 at 17:41

AFAIK there isn't an opt-out setting for the new Google Apps side panel.

The alternatives are

  • A userscript to collapse the side panel and then to hide the switcher.
  • A web browser extension that does the above
  • Send feedback to Google by using Google Feedback and wait.
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    I've sent feedback to them. I appreciate your alternatives here, but since this is a "there's no direct solution" answer I'll wait a day or two to see if anyone else has something; if nobody does I'll accept your answer. Thanks :) – Kev Oct 11 '18 at 6:09

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