How to hide quick launch in SharePoint classic site

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.

hide SharePoint quick launch
hide SharePoint quick launch

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.

Copy and paste the below CSS to override SharePoint CSS for left navigation panel (quick launch).


The easiest way to find the relative CSS is through the Developer Toolbar options of your browser (hit F12).

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