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I'd like to move the vertical "index" of section and subsection that appears in themes like "Goettingen" down. I tried to add a vertical skip with addtobeamertemplate, but that moves all the sidebar content down, while what I want is to move just the "index", not Author/Title, so to gain free vertical space between "author" and "section 1". I'm attaching some example code:



\addtobeamertemplate{sidebar right}{\vskip25pt}{}
\section{Section 1}
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Remove your \addtobeamertemplate and add


to your preamble.

This searches for the definition of \insertverticalnavigation into beamer sources and adds a a vertical skip just before the vertical navigator is printed by the \dohead command.

before after

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