A Few SharePoint 2010 Quick Guides

It’s been a while since I posted here, but I haven’t really had much time. Here’s one some people might find somewhat useful. I’m setting up a new SharePoint site for the company I work for and did some Googling for stuff I needed to do and merged a few different things and whatnot. Here’s a few quick how-to’s:

Hide Recently Modified Pages

When creating a new page, there will be a box above the Quick Launch with recently modified pages. I don’t know why such a thing would be enabled by default, but it is. So here’s how to get rid of it on all pages:

On the server with your MOSS 2010 installation, open the file:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\DocumentTemplates\wkpstd.aspx
Find the SharePoint:RecentChangesMenu control and add visible=”false” inside the tag.

Quick Launch Flyouts

By default, the Quick Launch will show links under headings as sub points, but keep them all visible and cluttering your Quick Launch bar. If you’d like to de-clutter by having flyouts, here’s how to enable them:

Site Actions > Site Settings
Galleries > Master Pages
v4.master > Edit in SharePoint Designer 2010
Find: <SharePoint:AspMenu id=”V4QuickLaunchMenu”
Set the value of StaticDisplayLevels to 1. Doing this changes the number of levels to display directly on the Quick Launch, so it’ll now only display the highest level of links directly on the Quick Launch.
Set the value of MaximumDynamicDisplayLevels to 1. Doing this will allow you to have 1 flyout. If you’ve deeper levels of links and want to display flyouts coming out of other flyouts, set it to the number of levels you want to display.
To give these flyouts a background, so that they don’t just hover of the page as plain text add:

<style type=”text/css”>
.menu-item
{
background-color:#EEEEEE;
}
</style>

just before the </head> tag.

For more options with the flyouts, check this link:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms466994.aspx

Remove ‘I Like It’ and ‘Tags & Notes’ Buttons

Open the Central Administration on your server.
System Settings > Manage Farm Features
Click the Deactivate button next to Social Tags and Note Board Ribbon Controls.