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When I click on a web part on the SharePoint page the header disappears and the ribbon then displays. How can I prevent the header from being replaced by the ribbon? It is ok that the ribbon is displayed when a web part is clicked however I would like the header to also remain on the page permanently.

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Oddly enough, this is an intended behavior of SharePoint 2010 though your guess is as good as mine as to why. Basically, you will need to create a custom master page and move things around a bit to prevent this from happening. Heather Solomon has an excellent post that covers how to fix this problem.

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