Often, SharePoint users want to remove (or hide at-least) the ‘Title’ column from the lists and document libraries. We can hide the title column in SharePoint 2007 by enabling content types.
How to hide the title column in a SharePoint list?
Follow these steps to hide the title column in SharePoint List or Library:
- Navigate to the List setting >> Advance setting
- check Yes radio button for “Allow Management of Content Types”
3. Now in List Setting again >> Select Content Type “Item”
4. Then Select Title >> Select Hidden
Finally, you can remove the Title field from views (But you can’t delete the Title column!). The same steps apply to both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2007 list to hide the title column. If you want, You can Rename the Title column even.
- Go to the List settings
- Click on the Title field
- Rename it, Save your changes by clicking the “OK” button.
Disadvantages When You Hide Title column from SharePoint list:
By default Title column gets the context menu, if you hide it then, it will lose the Context menu functionality. So, you may need to put the Edit button in all of your views just to edit the item or you can use SharePoint Designer to link with Edit/Views item.
Another disadvantage is we can’t control the order of columns on the list settings page again until we turn off “Allow management of content types”.
Alternatively, You can hide title column (or any other column) programmatically: Hide Columns in NewForm, EditForm, and DispForms