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Customize Navigation in 2010

  Date: Sep 17    Category: Sharepoint 2010    Views: 973

I was standing up a demo site for a potential client and figured I'd
simplify things a bit, so I decided to remove the "Lists" and "Libraries"
headings as I would do in 2007. Imagine my surprise when it told me that
doing so would remove the items underneath -- and sure enough, they were

I tried re-adding hard-coded links to the missing lists, and it prompted me
to select a heading under which to list them. So I can add a "heading" or a
"link", but I can't swap them in the hierarchy, and it would appear that I
will also lose some of the dynamic linking ability that we get with the
auto-generated links. Is that correct? It seems like a great step backward
for SharePoint.



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Sep 17    

You should be able to add links without adding headings. We do that on our
2010 sites.

Answer #2    Answered On: Sep 17    

Yes, but when you create a link, you *have* to pick a heading under which it
will sit. Otherwise you need to create a heading, and you can't turn a link
into a heading or vice versa; you could in 2007.

Answer #3    Answered On: Sep 17    

I have navigation with no headers whatsoever just links in 2010. Now if I
create a document library and in the creation wizard say add to quick launch
then it adds the libraries header again. I just go to navigation settings
move the link out from under the header and delete the header.

Answer #4    Answered On: Sep 17    

Is this a publishing site?
I don't get this behavior on a team site I tested...although here is what I did
I deleted the List heading, the links to the lists under the heading remained.
When I created a new list the QuickLaunch displayed a new List heading at the
top with the new list under it, while the other lists remained down below the
Libraries (with a space between as if there were a heading there).
Going back into the Navigation settings I see that the original list links are
now headings. I can "move up" or "move down" the headings and links, but I
can't move the original list links under the new heading - I have to delete or
hide them and create links to them under the new heading.

I can understand the loss of dynamic behavior - if you don't have a heading that
sharepoint understands then it doesn't know where to place links.

Answer #5    Answered On: Sep 17    

When I deleted the heading, everything that was under it
disappeared. Of course when I created another list, the Lists heading came
right back with more stuff under it...

I understand *why* the dynamic behavior is lost (and I'm merely guessing
that this will be the case). My gripe is about the situation which causes
it to be lost, since the links shouldn't be deleted upon removal of the
header. The whole thing seems much more rigid than the old 2007 system.

Answer #6    Answered On: Sep 17    

Why not just move the links out from under the header and then delete the

Answer #7    Answered On: Sep 17    

So, funny story... I enabled the Standard Site Features, the 2007 Features,
and Publishing, and now I can edit the navigation properly again.

Why wouldn't they just include that? Is it for the same reason that IIS7
requires you to install a "redirect role" in order to make a website
redirect to another site?

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