Hide 'all notes' in pdf reader notes sidebar

Is it possible to hide the "All notes" section of the notes sidebar in the built-in Zotero pdf reader? If not, could this be a feature in a future version? I find ''All notes" takes up space that could be used by "Item notes" and I don't usually need to look at notes on other items while annotating.
  • I agree. I have always thought 'All Notes' appearing under that heading is incongruous. Also the fact that the '+' icon for All Notes only creates Standalone *unfiled* notes is a further incongruity. Maybe there is a use case for needing to see all notes from your whole library there, but I can't think of it. It also exacerbates the differences in the notes interfaces between the main window and the PDF viewer, which I think is a problem. I would like to see the two notes interfaces made more consistent.

    There could be a Preferences option for 'Show All Notes in PDF viewer right Notes pane', so people could turn them off.
  • We can consider an option to hide or collapse the All Notes section, but to be clear, the point of the Notes pane is to enable two different ways of working: using child notes for individual items or using standalone notes to take notes from across different items. The All Notes section also allows you to open a child note for one item and add an annotation to it from another item.

    This is also why it's a separate pane and works differently from the item-specific Notes tab in the library view. We spent a lot of time designing a system that was flexible enough for different working styles.
    I find ''All notes" takes up space that could be used by "Item notes"
    It doesn't, though. The Item Notes section is never truncated, so if you have many child notes the All Notes section will just be pushed down.
  • Thanks for the explanation. It's helpful to see the use of having 'All notes' there. I would still probably use the 'hide' or 'collapse' option if there ever is one, though.
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