How to hide quick launch in SharePoint

SharePoint provides a way to partially hide the contents on the Quick Launch bar. In order to achieve this, go to Site Actions -> Site Settings -> Look and Feel → Tree View → Uncheck 'Enable Quick Launch', but this will not remove the Recycle Bin and All Site Contents links.

In order to completely hide the Quick Launch or Left Navigation bar, you must hide it by overriding the CSS used by SharePoint.

This trick can be used in different ways :-

  • In master page to completely hide it from all pages in site.
  • In page layout to hide it from all corresponding publishing pages.
  • In specific pages by using a content editor web part.

The easiest way to find the relative CSS is through the Developer Toolbar options of your browser.