Every time I add a caption to a wordpress image, wordpress decides its going to insert a hard coded style="" into the attachment html which breaks my sidebar.

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All images without captions are inserted, perfectly normally like this (which doesn't break the theme)

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I think you're looking for the img_caption_shortcode_width filter, within the img_caption_shortcode():

 * Filters the width of an image's caption.
 * By default, the caption is 10 pixels greater than the width of the image,
 * to prevent post content from running up against a floated image.
 * @since 3.7.0
 * @see img_caption_shortcode()
 * @param int    $width    Width of the caption in pixels. To remove this inline style,
 *                         return zero.
 * @param array  $atts     Attributes of the caption shortcode.
 * @param string $content  The image element, possibly wrapped in a hyperlink.
$caption_width = apply_filters( 'img_caption_shortcode_width', $width, $atts, $content );

So it looks like this should disable the inline style:

add_filter( 'img_caption_shortcode_width', '__return_zero' );

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