What do I need to do to remove the split pane sidebar on the right from the terminal window? Never used to have it and now I don't know how to get rid of it.


I found out what was triggering it. The split-pane sidebar shows up when you have a non-magic mouse plugged in. So my answer for you could be: use an Apple's Magic Mouse.

However I'll tell you how to get rid of it, this will change the scroll bar behavior to show up only when scrolling:

  • Launch System Preferences from the  Apple menu
  • Click on General
  • Look for 'Show scroll bars' and select the radiobox next to "When scrolling"
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    Excellent! That did the trick. – Josh Mu Mar 17 '14 at 2:26
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    give this man an money, women, and guns. – justinpage Jan 8 '15 at 19:14
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    I got this even with a magic mouse after a reboot. Turning the magic mouse off, waiting for disconnect, and turning it back on again caused the bar to clear. – Jason R. Coombs May 26 '15 at 21:27
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    So Apple think you'll need to split and mirror the terminal if are using a non magic mouse? – Weishi Z Apr 7 '16 at 6:41

Shift-Command-D or the "Close Split Pane" item in the View menu should do it.


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