I'm sorry but I don't understand your answer.
As english is not my native language maybe I have not explained myself correctly. What I meant is that, with the three column format (including the new advertising column), the other two columns are very crowded together. Reading is not very comfortable on a smaller screen like the iPad's.
So what I meant to ask is: Is there anyway to hide this new advertising column in the iPad?
Actually, it cannot be removed, that is what I tried to say.
You can, however, hide the normal or standard sidebar, the one that in effect now is the second column.
It is easiest to do in the new skin, as there is a clear, even if small, button to do this. With the default (blue and grey) skin, you need to hover over the top right of the standard sidebar, which provides a clickable button to hide it.
You could of course also simply turn the iPad 90 degrees to get a wider screen, something I did and do most of the time. It generally makes for nicer viewing of forums and forum topics.
The advert sidebar was deliberately kept quite narrow, it is only 180 pixels wide.
Warm regards, Wim
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