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Turns out I asked this same question a few years ago, with Carenado's reply below (Isn't  Alzheimer's great?)

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There's a pretty simple hack that'll hide those tabs without causing other problems.

Always make a backup of your plane.

Locate the "avionics.lua" file inside your airplane's main folder, and open it in a text editor or coding software (such as "NotePad++, Atom, etc."

Locate the following lines:

CMenu = subpanel {position = {0 , 165, 30, 39}, noBackground = true, noResize = true, noClose = true, components = { CMenu { position = { 1, 10, 30, 39 } }; };} set(CMenu.movable, false)
OMenu = subpanel {position = {0 , 130, 30, 39}, noBackground = true, noResize = true, noClose = true, components = { OMenu { position = { 1, 10, 30, 39 } }; };} set(OMenu.movable, false)
AMenu = subpanel {position = {0 , 95, 30, 39}, noBackground = true, noResize = true, noClose = true, components = { AMenu { position = { 1, 10, 30, 39 } }; };} set(AMenu.movable, false)

Change them to:

CMenu = subpanel {position = {-40 , 165, 30, 39}, noBackground = true, noResize = true, noClose = true, components = { CMenu { position = { 1, 10, 30, 39 } }; };} set(CMenu.movable, false)
OMenu = subpanel {position = {-40 , 130, 30, 39}, noBackground = true, noResize = true, noClose = true, components = { OMenu { position = { 1, 10, 30, 39 } }; };} set(OMenu.movable, false)
AMenu = subpanel {position = {-40 , 95, 30, 39}, noBackground = true, noResize = true, noClose = true, components = { AMenu { position = { 1, 10, 30, 39 } }; };} set(AMenu.movable, false)

(Just add -40 to the X position slot of those elements. All the rest stays identical.)

save the file.

To access those menus, you can assign keyboard shortcuts to them. You go about it like assigning shortcuts to normal X-plane functions, but instead of selecting the function from the list in the "Settings>Joystick & Equipment> Keys" window, you go up to the top, and click on the browse button where it says, "Custom CMNDS from plugins". Then browse to "xap/Panels/0" for one key binding, "xap/Panels/1" for the next one, and "xap/Panels/2" for the last pop-up window.

Regards,
Daniel K.

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1 hour ago, Bert Pieke said:

Which airplane?

He's referring to the X-Plane Carenado planes, Bert.  There are 3 popup icons ("C", "O" and "A") on the screen at all times.

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38 minutes ago, JYW said:

He's referring to the X-Plane Carenado planes, Bert.  There are 3 popup icons ("C", "O" and "A") on the screen at all times.

Got it!

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