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Hide “Change the Look” in Site Actions Menu

January 8, 2016

For anyone who’s looking for a simple, CSS-only way to hide the menu option for “Change the Look” from the settings cog – this snippet will do the trick!

SharePoint Online


a[aria-label="Change the look"] {
    display: none !important;

SharePoint 2013


#suiteBarButtons li[description="Change the look of your site"] {
	display:none !important;

Add this to your global CSS file and you should be good to go.

2 Responses

  1. Sig says:

    Nice trick. However, it failed on non-English installations, or even if you enable an additional display language.

    So, instead of using the title, I use another attribute which doesn’t change no matter what language your SharePoint environment is running:

    .ms-siteactions-root .ms-core-menu-list li[onmenuclick*=”designgallery.aspx”]

    Same applies to all other dropdown menu items, like “Personalize this Page”, “Add a page”, “Add an app”, “Design Manager”, “Getting started”, “Mobile view”, “Edit page”, etc.

    Uncluttering the SP UI has become my pet peeve, as it is over complex for a newbee and one of the main reasons why so many people don’t like to use SharePoint.

    Just my $.02 US



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