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How do I close / get rid of the right hand column in Yahoo! mail?

I've put a red box around what I want to remove.

It's just using up space on the screen unnecessarily.

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You can get rid of that column with a little bit of JavaScript. In Yahoo! Mail Basic, the following command will hide that column, making the content column (the middle column) extend to the right side of the screen:

document.getElementById('slot_LREC').parentNode.parentNode.parentNode.style.display = "none";

Running that command from the address bar (preceded by javascript:) or from the console will hide the column, but it won't be persistent -- the column will reappear as soon as you reload the page.

To make the change persistent, you can create a web browser extension that will automatically run that bit of code when you are on a Yahoo! Mail page. The steps for creating a browser extension vary depending on which browser you are using, but the JavaScript bit is the same.

These articles can walk you through the process of creating a browser extension:

Chrome:

Firefox:


If you are using AdBlock Plus, you can have it hide the column for you. See ADP's instructions for using a filter to hide specific elements to see how to do that.

  • thanks i'll test this as soon as i can – barlop Oct 18 at 10:59

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