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  Asked By: Aaditya    Date: Jan 16    Category: Sharepoint 2010    Views: 1783

I want to change the Quick Launch Bar for all WSS sites so that it
lists links alphabetically instead of first added on top. I know that
with a content editor web part I could address it on a site by site
basis, but general feedback from my users (we have A LOT of engineers)
shows a preference for alphabetical listing. I am fine with the order
of the headings (Documents, Pictures, Lists, etc) but the order of the
links under the headings I would like to have from a-z alphabetical.

I simply don't know what I need to change for this--I assume it is in
the STS folder in the Templates folder in the 60 Hive, and I have a
test environment where I have tried to make a tweak or two with no



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Rohit Kushwaha     Answered On: Jan 16

You may find this article useful on Site Definitions in general … http://www.devx.com/dotnet/Article/27673/0

The Quick Launch bar is a control. To change its behavior you’ll probably have to write your own.

Answer #2    Answered By: Amar Kumbar     Answered On: Jan 16

your article was very informative and I appreciate the
link. Since the quick launch is a control, is it still possible to use
a content editor web part to modify the way the links are displayed?
That way I could quickly change the pages of those wheels that are
squeaking the loudest. They don't seem to take too kindly to the
suggestion that they remove all libraries & lists from the bar and
then add them back in the order they wish to see them . . .

Answer #3    Answered By: Tanika Carney     Answered On: Jan 16

You can use a hidden CEWP on the page with some JavaScript to modify the

While removing the links and readding them in the desired order seems
cumbersome, it can actually be done relatively quickly... it seems to be
one of those things that take less time to do than to complain about to
you. Hopefully your users will soften up a bit.

Answer #4    Answered By: Dharmesh Chetti     Answered On: Jan 16

I just migrated one of my MOSS sites to a SharePoint 2010 site using the
Mount-SPContentDatabase -Name wss_content_databasename -WebApplication
-http://sitename command. The migration seems to have worked (I have
done this on other sites without issue), but it seems that this time one
of my sub-sites didn't quite display as I expected. It seems that the
Quick Launch Bar doesn't appear. I have gone through the site settings
-> Navigation and reset all the settings, but it still doesn't show up.

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