# How not to show subsection navigation bullets in the metropolis theme

I have two questions

1. I am using the metropolis theme with a section indicator as suggested by samcarter (Adding section indicator to Metropolis theme?). But I don't want to show subsection bullet dots as I have many subsections and each dot for each frame of the subsections will overflow. So I want to show only section indicators.

2. Also I want to put the section indicator at the bottom of frame instead of at the top.

• check the solution from here: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/375839/… – koleygr Jul 22 '17 at 21:13
• Can you please edit your question to give a minimal document that shows what the issue is. – Alan Munn Jul 22 '17 at 21:16
• @koleygr That solution seems to remove all the dots, not the subsection dots only. – Alan Munn Jul 22 '17 at 21:16
• @AlanMunn I don't exactly remember...just came in my mind with the question... The question there is about subsections too... but without a MWE I can not check it or change it (as you mentioned too) – koleygr Jul 22 '17 at 21:19
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\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme{metropolis}

\setbeamertemplate{mini frame}{}
\setbeamertemplate{mini frame in current section}{}
\setbeamertemplate{mini frame in current subsection}{}

\makeatletter
\setbeamertemplate{footline}{%
\end{beamercolorbox}
\end{beamercolorbox}%
\end{beamercolorbox}
}
\makeatother

\begin{document}

\section{section 1}
\subsection{section name}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{blub}
abc
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{blub}
abc
\end{frame}

\section{section 2}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{blub}
abc
\end{frame}

\section{section 3}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{blub}
abc
\end{frame}

\end{document}


\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme{metropolis}

\setbeamertemplate{mini frame}{}
\setbeamertemplate{mini frame in current section}{}
\setbeamertemplate{mini frame in current subsection}{}

\makeatletter
\setbeamertemplate{footline}{%
\begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=\textwidth, sep=3ex]{footline}%
\usebeamertemplate*{frame footer}
\hfill%
\usebeamertemplate*{frame numbering}
\end{beamercolorbox}%

\end{beamercolorbox}
\end{beamercolorbox}%
\end{beamercolorbox}
}
\makeatother

\begin{document}

\section{section 1}
\subsection{section name}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{blub}
abc
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{blub}
abc
\end{frame}

\section{section 2}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{blub}
abc
\end{frame}

\section{section 3}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{blub}
abc
\end{frame}

\end{document}

• This option of navigation is good but it is covering the slide numbers how to shift slide numbers little up. – Shivugp Kumar Sep 11 '17 at 15:27
• @ShivugpKumar see my edit – user36296 Sep 11 '17 at 15:32
• Sorry I didn't understand. what do you mean by "see my edit – Shivugp Kumar Sep 11 '17 at 16:13