How do I hide or show the Description Panel when a file is opened?
Click SnapGene → Preferences (macOS) or Edit → Preferences (Windows or Linux). If necessary, select "General" in the sidebar.
Check or uncheck the option to "Show the Description Panel by default".
Use the drop-down menu to apply the setting to "imported files" or "all files".
Import or Open a File
When this Preferences option is checked and you import a file, the "Description Panel" option will be checked and the Description Panel displayed.