Does anyone know how to get rid of the grey box in Manipulate plots? I find that they look clunky and would look much cleaner without the box, but I am very new to the software so I don't know how I would go about that. To clarify, I am talking about the box containing the plot and slider not the plot itself.

Here is my code:

Manipulate[Plot[Sin[x (1 + a x)], {x, 0, 6}], {a, 0, 2}]

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!this is the box I am referring to


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There is an option called Paneled to control the outer frame. Setting this option to False should do the trick.

Manipulate[Plot[Sin[x (1 + a x)], {x, 0, 6}], {a, 0, 2}, Paneled -> False]

Manipulate with Panel removed


To remove only the outer panel keep the frame around the content area, you can use Style + DefaultOptions as follows:

Style[#, DefaultOptions -> {Panel -> {Background -> White}}] & @
 Manipulate[Plot[Sin[n x], {x, 0, 2 Pi}], {{n, 3}, 0, 10, 1}]

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