Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hide "Recent" from SharePoint 2013 Quick Launch Navigation

Recent section gets added automatically through a Web Control on SharePoint pages. 'Recent' menu is individual to each user! meaning everyone gets their own recent section with links to their recent activities! If you have a requirement to remove (or hide) the "Recent" menu header from the left navigation of SharePoint 2013, Here are some solutions:

sharepoint 2013 hide recent in quick launch
In Publishing sites, You can remove "Recent" section manually by going to : Site Settings >> Look and Feel >> Navigation (or Quick launch on Non-publishing sites!) .
hide recent in sharepoint 2013
How to hide recent in SharePoint 2013 using jQuery:
Edit the page, Add a script editor web part and place this code in it (or master page html)
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery(document).ready(function() {

Hide recent heading in SharePoint 2013 Quick launch with PowerShell:
You can also remove "Recent" section using PowerShell by deleting recent header.

PowerShell script to delete recent group in SharePoint 2013 left navigation:
Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

$web = Get-SPWeb "http://your-sharepoint-site-url"

#Process Quick launch
for ($i = $web.Navigation.QuickLaunch.Count-1; $i -ge 0; $i--)
    $node = $web.Navigation.QuickLaunch[$i];

    if($node.Title -eq "Recent")
            Write-host "Recent section removed from $($web.Title)"
You can restrict "Recent" menu by Creating a SharePoint group, Configure the audience targeting on the menu item only to the group!

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  1. Finally! Instructions for using jQuery that were simple to follow and actually work. Thank you!


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