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I have hidden the Site Actions dropdown for a default.aspx page using CSS.

Is there a way I can edit this page, either by clicking around somewhere in /_layouts/viewlsts.aspx or some other back page or by typing in a specific URL?

I notice default.aspx doesn't appear in Shared Documents unlike other Basic Pages can.

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add sharedview=shared&toolpaneview=2 to the URL to view in edit mode. Is this what you are looking for? – Shoban Jul 5 '11 at 5:42
default.aspx doesn't exist in a library at all, just the "Root Folder" of the website. You can see how it exists in SharePoint Designer. – James Love Jul 5 '11 at 7:16
I think it can be helpful: you need to execute some javascript to switch to edit mode. – IAfanasov Jul 5 '11 at 8:21
Please add this as a comment. This is not an answer. – Shoban Jul 5 '11 at 8:25
sorry, how can i do it? – IAfanasov Jul 5 '11 at 9:03
up vote 4 down vote accepted

You've two options:

  • Use the following string (just paste it into your Webbrowser address bar) while you have the default.aspx page open:


You can also add this script to your Webbrowser favorites and use it as bookmarklet.

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Thanks so much, that's exactly what I was after. – xiaohouzi79 Jul 5 '11 at 23:25

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