How can I disable auto-save notification (document status at the top of the screen) ? It always distracts me during typing even irritated by flickering . If you start to pay attention to that, the typing almost impossible. It is such a bad usability design IMHO

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The notification is shown in an HTML element with class docs-save-indicator-container. This opens up several possibilities to disable/hide this element:

  1. Use an ad-blocker like uBlock and add a rule to block this particular element:

  2. You can use a custom stylesheet manager like Stylus and add a rule like this:

    .docs-save-indicator-container {
      display: none;
  • Ohh I thought, there is something built-in Google-docs, but yeah I think I will use the trick. Thanks!
    – Kaira
    Jul 30, 2020 at 13:45

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