# ResolvedNot a bug ... How to shut off Shoutbox permanently ...

#### llarian

##### Active member
Wasn't sure where to put this, so, how do I turn off the Shoutbox?

#### kuddel

##### Donator
Donator
The "toggle visibility" button in the top right corner of shoutbox (a minus sign) should do the job.
The shoutbox is not completely removed, but collapsed to just the heading. (the button will become a plus sign to make it visible again).
I presume cookies must be enabled for this...

#### llarian

##### Active member
Thanks Kuddel. Yeah I knew that. I just didn't want to have to turn it off every time I come into the forums.

#### kuddel

##### Donator
Donator
...you have to?
For me the setting is kept, so it stays "collapsed" (invisible).
The cookie responsible for that is "xf_siropuShoutboxCollapsed".
Mine has the value set to "true", so xf_siropuShoutboxCollapsed:true.