Lightroom Classic CC 7.4.
I use a Wacom tablet, and 50% - 60% of the time I go to use the scroll slider on the right side panel I accidentally hit the button that hides the panel. After doing this a few times per photo, the blood pressure starts to rise.
I have never had a need to hide the right or left panels, even when I had a smaller monitor.
I'm not a software engineer, but it seems that all Adobe would need to do is put one more item in the right-click menu to "Lock The Panel". And/or, allow the scroll bar to be widened so I don't need to have the accuracy of a Marine sniper to edit a photo.
My frustration is heavily masked by the tone of this post.
Any help by anyone who uses LR, or by Adobe would be kindly appreciated.
We're really sorry for all the frustration. Please refer the following link and check the "Manage panels and the screen view" section. Workspace basics in Lightroom Classic CC
If the above article doesn't help then, you may raise a feature request on our feedback site: Lightroom Classic CC | Photoshop Family Customer Community so that other people can also vote for the same.
Others have complained about this for a number of years. Please add your constructive opinion to this feature request: Lightroom: Panel Scroll Bar / Close annoyance | Photoshop Family Customer Community . Be sure to click Vote and Follow in the upper-right corner. This will make it more likely Adobe might address this.