How to Restrict Users from Switching Views in SharePoint?

Yes, that was a common requirement from our SharePoint users! They want to restrict other users from changing views from the views drop-down in SharePoint. Here is how we can make it happen:

  • Browse to the target list or library
  • Click on Site Action Menu > Edit Page
  • On the Web Part Click Edit > Modify Shared Web Part
  • Change Toolbar to either ‘Summary’ or ‘No toolbar’
  • Now users won’t get the select ‘View’ drop-down menuRestrict Users from Changing Views in SharePoint

This will hide the “View” drop-down! The same thing can be done with the SharePoint designer as well.

And for users who need access, you can create a target audience navigation link that links them to the proper view of the list/library.

Disadvantage:
What if the user types the View URL directly? We can’t stop them, right? So, the perfect solution is Set Permissions and Restrict Access to SharePoint Views

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack - SharePoint Expert with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. Love to Share my knowledge and experience with the SharePoint community, through real-time articles!

One thought on “How to Restrict Users from Switching Views in SharePoint?

  • Cant’ get to this part:
    Click on Site Action > Edit Page

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