When sharing a Dropbox file via a shared link, it is possible to hide the file meta data sidebar by default?

I've noticed that the URL does not change whether the sidebar is opened/closed so you can not hide the sidebar by editing the URL.

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marked up screenshot of shared file in Dropbox

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One way I've found to do it is to replace the parameter at the end of the URL dl=0 with raw=1.

So https://www.dropbox.com/s/seiaurp9wefjksadjvpisautp9ojsdipf/myfile.pdf?dl=0

Would become https://www.dropbox.com/s/seiaurp9wefjksadjvpisautp9ojsdipf/myfile.pdf?raw=1

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