I recently had someone ask me how you could remove the Recycle Bin from a modern SharePoint team site’s left-hand navigation menu. Even if you click Edit on the navigation menu, Recycle Bin disappears as an option you can change. So how can it be done?
While it’s not the most straightforward process, it is possible to remove Recycle bin from a site’s navigation menu but it will require activating the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure site collection feature.
You can change your SharePoint site’s navigation menus and overall theme. This lesson demonstrates how to get started.
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Until a recent update, SharePoint team sites always had a left side vertical navigation menu. Communication sites always had a top horizontal navigation menu that could be a cascading or mega menu style. Recently, Microsoft rolled out the ability to change a team site’s navigation from vertical (side) to horizontal (top).
Note: This change only applies to team site types. Communication sites are still top horizontal only.
Below are the steps to swap your team site’s navigation orientation. You must be a site owner to perform these steps.
How to change SharePoint team site navigation from left side to top
Navigate to the team site for which you’d like to switch the navigation orientation.
Click the settings wheel in the upper-right corner.
Select Change the look.
Choose Horizontal and then choose either Mega menu or Cascading for menu style.