Default option to Hide Filter Info

I would like to see an option in preferences or a button to ‘Hide/Show Filter info’. I would prefer to keep it off most of the time,

Can you elaborate on where you would like to hide it from? Are you referring to the side toolbar? There is an option to collapse the side bar from the view to free up screen space. It is located at the top of the toolbar.

I’m aware of the ‘Hide Filter info’ option (actually the before and after filterI) at the bottom of both video screens (not the side toolbar), although they only hide temporily. Each time I start up the program, the default sets them back to being visible.