A link to the title page is invisible and appears in all frames in the header. Could someone please tell me how to remove it? enter image description here

The dotted line box. It appears on all pages and is very annoying.

This the main file:



\usepackage{graphicx} % Allows including images
\usepackage{booktabs} % Allows the use of \toprule, \midrule and \bottomrule in tables
\setbeameroption{show notes on second screen}


% The title
\title[Disentanglement]{Disentanglement for physical systems}
% \subtitle{Subtitle}

\author[Saied] {Youssef Saied}
\institute[EPFL] % Your institution may be shorthand to save space
    % Your institution for the title page
    Swiss Data Science Center \\
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne 
    \vskip 3pt
\date{\today} % Date, can be changed to a custom date



    % Print the title page as the first slide


Style file:


% Settings
% \useoutertheme{simpleinfo}
% \useoutertheme{miniframes} % Alternatively: miniframes, infolines, split

% \setbeamertemplate{footline} % To remove the footer line in all slides uncomment this line
\setbeamertemplate{footline}[page number] % To replace the footer line in all slides with a simple slide count uncomment this line
\setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{} % To remove the navigation symbols from the bottom of all slides uncomment this line
\setbeamertemplate{enumerate items}[default]
% table of contents (overview)
\setbeamertemplate{section in toc}[sections numbered]
\setbeamertemplate{subsection in toc}[default]



%%%%%%%%%%%% fonts




\setbeamerfont{section in toc}{size=\Large,parent=structure}
\setbeamerfont{section in head/foot}{size=\tiny,parent=structure}
\setbeamerfont{subsection in toc}{size=\large,parent={section in toc}}


\setbeamerfont{block title}{size=\large,series=\mdseries,parent={structure,block body}}


\definecolor{InvisibleRed}{rgb}{0.92, 0.9, 0.9}
\definecolor{InvisibleGreen}{rgb}{0.9, 0.92, 0.9}
\definecolor{InvisibleBlue}{rgb}{0.9, 0.9, 0.92}

\definecolor{LightBlue}{rgb}{0.4, 0.55, 0.65}

\definecolor{MediumRed}{rgb}{0.92549, 0.34509, 0.34509}
\definecolor{MediumGreen}{rgb}{0.36862, 0.66666, 0.65882}
\definecolor{MediumBlue}{rgb}{0.01176, 0.31372, 0.43529}

\definecolor{DarkBlue}{rgb}{0.05, 0.15, 0.3} 


\setbeamercolor{palette primary}{bg=DarkBlue,fg=white}
\setbeamercolor{palette secondary}{bg=MediumBlue,fg=white}
\setbeamercolor{palette tertiary}{bg=LightBlue,fg=white}
\setbeamercolor{block title}{bg=MediumBlue}
\setbeamercolor{block body}{bg=InvisibleBlue}
\setbeamercolor{block title example}{bg=MediumGreen}
\setbeamercolor{block body example}{bg=InvisibleGreen}
\setbeamercolor{block title alerted}{bg=MediumRed}
\setbeamercolor{block body alerted}{bg=InvisibleRed}

Thank you!

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    Without you providing a complete code example that reproduces the problem it is close to impossible to help. Apr 13, 2021 at 23:38
  • Yes, makes sense. I am editing the question now! Apr 15, 2021 at 11:16

1 Answer 1


The link belongs to the title at the top of the note pages. Because you are using the show notes on second screen option, the pdfpages package is used to position the notes next to the slides, but it can't reposition the link areas, see e.g. Help for hyperlinks with pgfpages needed

You have a couple of options to workaround this problem:

  • if you don't need link on the main slides, you can position the notes on the left hand side

  • switch off link in the notes as shown in the following example:


\setbeameroption{show notes on second screen}
\addtobeamertemplate{note page}{\hypersetup{hidelinks}}{}






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