Open SharePoint List Items in Edit Mode by Default

Requirement: Open SharePoint Task list items in Edit form directly instead of "Display form".

  1. Go to your SharePoint task list, Click on Site settings gear, Choose "Edit page" 
  2. Add a script editor and place this code:
    Open SharePoint List Items in Edit Mode by Default
    jQuery to launch list items in Edit mode:
    <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
      //Change display form links to edit form links
      $('.ms-vb a[href*="listform.aspx"]').each(function(){
          var url = $(this).attr('href');
          url = url.replace("PageType=4", "PageType=6");
          $(this).attr('href', url);
  3. Save and close!
Now, on clicking any task item link, you'll be taken into Edit form directly.
open sharepoint list item in edit mode by default


  1. congrats dude. Ur price of code made my day :)

  2. Doesn't work on SharePoint Online :(

  3. Have you been able to get this to work on SharePoint Online (aka SharePoint 365)? I need it to work there.



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