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I have a lot of subsections in my beamer presentation and there is a sidebar in my theme. I prefer to show the list of subsections only if their parent section is active. In this way less space will be taken by the items in the sidebar.

I searched for similar questions. But none of them were the one I was looking for.

Do you know how to do that?

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    have you tried hideothersubsections as a theme option? – Nico Boni Dec 27 '14 at 23:29
  • You might also look at this: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/51647/… – cryingshadow Dec 28 '14 at 0:54
  • @dcmst I'm not using beamer's default themes. I have designed my theme but I use sidebar theme from beamer. Is there any workaround? – Arya Mz Dec 28 '14 at 9:43
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    Try to use hideothersubsections as a global option: \documentclass[hideothersubsections]{beamer}. – Nico Boni Dec 28 '14 at 11:23
  • @dcmst That's exactly what I wanted. Thanks :) – Arya Mz Dec 28 '14 at 16:47
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The option hideothersubsections works for sidebar themes and can be used both with the theme specification, as in:

\usetheme[hideothersubsections]{Hannover}

or as a global option, as in:

\documentclass[hideothersubsections]{beamer}

In both cases it hides the subsections of the non active sections from the sidebar.

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