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How do I remove dropdowns for subpages entirely?

Dropdowns tend to interfere with things like iframes and flash. Is there a method to disable them entirely in a particular guide? Simply clicking the main tab is enough functionality for my purposes.
Last Updated: Oct 18, 2013  |  997 Views
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You can remove subpages in a couple of ways:

  1. If you don't need the pages (or the content), delete them.
    Just go to Add/Edit Pages > Delete a Page, choose that page and delete it.

    Just remember: once you delete it, it's gone. Poof. So make sure you're sure you want to delete that content.

  2. If you still want the content, you can choose one of three options:
    • Move the pages out to be top level pages.
      Just follow the instructions in the section Move a Subpage to a Top Level Page/Tab on this FAQ: http://guidefaq.com/a.php?qid=5348

    • Hide the pages until you decide you want to display the content on your guide.
      If you don't quite know what to do with the content yet, but you don't want to delete it, hide those pages.
      http://guidefaq.com/a.php?qid=15432

    • Make the top level tab hidden (but not the sub-pages) and link to the subpages on another page, as described in this FAQ: http://guidefaq.com/a.php?qid=243105
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  1. Does this mean isn't possible to remove/disable the dropdowns from a tab that has subpages? The subpages are needed and I don't want the subpages to be top level pages as this will create rows and rows of tabs. When there is a large number of subpages, the dropdown menus become difficult to use. I would like to disable dropdown menus from tabs (and add a box with a table of contents to the toplevel page).
    by Julia on Mar 22, 2012.
  2. Hi Julia - there is another option, though it's not quite what you're describing (though it's close!). If you hide the top-level tab (go to add/edit pages -> change page info -> click the checkbox to hide the page), and leave the sub-pages un-hidden, that will effectively disable the dropdown (because there's no top-level tab to trigger the dropdown list). You can then manually create links to the existing sub pages, though that list will need to exist in a separate page of your guide.
    Thanks, hope this makes sense!
    by Sarah Pawlek on Mar 22, 2012.
  3. Hello Julia

    Did you ever find a solution to your subpage dilemma? I am trying to do the same thing. I did link the pages to my top level page giving two methods of accessing the subpages; however, there is also information on the top level page that I would like users to see, which is obvious only if they click the top level page tab.
    by Sheila on Feb 14, 2013.
  4. Hi, Sheila,
    Can you share the URL for the guide you're trying to change? Something else might pop to mind if I can see your guide.

    Thanks. :)

    -Cindi
    by Cindi Trainor on Feb 14, 2013.

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