How To Hide Figma Sidebar

We will now discuss ways to declutter your screen and improve your workspace in Figma. Many Figma users often wonder how to hide the sidebar. Whether you have a small screen or prefer a simpler workspace, hiding the sidebar can be beneficial. Let’s go through the steps to do this.

Understanding Figma Sidebar

The Figma sidebar is a crucial part of the interface that offers quick access to several useful features such as the layers panel, design components, assets, and other tools. However, sometimes, having the sidebar constantly visible can feel a bit overwhelming, especially when working on complex projects. Hence, knowing how to hide and unhide it can help streamline your workflow.

Hiding the Figma Sidebar

To hide the Figma sidebar, you can simply use the shortcut Ctrl + \ (for Windows) or Command + \ (for macOS). This will toggle the visibility of the sidebar. You can use the same combination to unhide the sidebar as well. Let’s go through the steps:

  1. Select the Figma app window.
  2. Press the Ctrl + \ (for Windows) or Command + \ (for macOS) keys simultaneously.
  3. The sidebar should now be hidden. If you want to bring it back, simply press the same key combination again.
      // For Windows users
      Select Figma window -> Press Ctrl + \

      // For macOS users
      Select Figma window -> Press Command + \


Being able to customize your workspace to your preference can greatly enhance your productivity. While the Figma sidebar is indeed useful, knowing how to hide it when it’s not needed can give you that extra screen real estate to focus on your design. Remember, it’s all about finding a flow that works for you. So, feel free to experiment with various workflows and find one that suits you best. Happy designing!