I searched online extensively before posting (including posts in this forum). I can't seem to figure out how to hide the notes list that appears in between the shortcut/sidebar and the actual note body -- I can change the location or style of the list using the icon on the top right / immediately left of the actual note input body -- card view, expanded card view, snippet view, etc. but I can't actually find out how to hide this panel! I am using Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and Evernote 5.5.1. A previous forum post here said OSX Lion had a 'hide favorites' option which hid this panel but I do not see this option on any menu items. It is very hard to use the software with the side panel always present because (a) it takes up 1/3rd of the window, ( I can't pull up notes with a work colleague sitting next to me because some private notes are displayed in the side panel (obviously, I could show a different folder of notes in the panel but it is too annoying to have to think about this every time), and © it is very distracting and actually hard to work when you see a huge list of notes in your peripheral vision that you can't get rid of unless you move the note you are working on into a separate window. Why is there not a simple show/hide panel widget icon? If there is, am I missing it? Please help.. great software but I can't use it like this!