Make it possible to remove and/or rename the default tabs (files & notes)
It would be really great if we would be able to remove / rename the default tabs. A lot of times files / notes are too generic names for the tabs, so renaming would be really helpful then. :-)
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this feature request has been declined.
Erika Sundefors commented
Still same status?
We also need to remove the files tab, can you please explain the logic of not allowing users to do so? Being able to hide it is good enough from my perspective. Currently if we want to direct our users to another sharepoint location they will still end up looking at the first Files tab however smart descriptions we have on the other Sharepoint tab...
Warren you need to be fired. This files tab is the main problem I have using your teams, which seems to be pretty good. I'm going to a conference next week and talk to Microsoft about firing you. All these comments and your declining this request. You must have never used SharePoint and know nothing of meta data. Folders are BAD. YOU PREACHED THIS FOR YEARS. YOU MAKE A NON MOVEABLE FOLDER AND NO ABILITY TO USE IT WITH VIEWS. YOU PUT A BUNCH OF FILES IN IT AND ITS A MESS. THEN YOU NEED MORE FOLDERS. BUDDY YOUR FIRED.
Jennifer Elarton commented
This seems odd - can you help us understand why MS declined the ability to rename the general tab?
Please give the opportunity to remove or hide defaults tabs. They can generate confusion to the team if the team site is another and old SharePoint.
Yeah this is a ridiculous decision. The early OneNote tabs didn't have the ability to add Sections. Now I can add new OneNote notebooks that have multiple tabs, or even attach existing OneNote notebooks, but this old immovable tab I can't get rid of! This is terrible customer/product support and sure does reduce the incentive to use Teams if this is the kind of support we'd expect.
It can easily get cramped with all the possible tabs, wasting space is not a good idea. If removing is not allowed hiding or moving would be better than nothing.
J. Bennink commented
We'll that's nice....NOT. So the first two tabs (Files and OneNote) will always be taken up for options I don't (always) need. And also why can't we have a feature to get rid of the OneNote tab when new channels don't have it by default anyway. Even a hack to get rid of the tab would be fine. I would hate to need to drop all my "legacy" channels and recreate them just to get rid of a silly unwanted tab
J Blum commented
Can we at least move the tabs to other than the 1st two positions? - I never use them
David Pitts commented
Any Explanation or justification for why this was declined?
During team setup ask for a SharePoint site to use for files and other required teams back sharepoint repositories, then prompt for the files tab document library name.
Provide a migration interface to move existing teams-required lists/libraries to another sharepoint site
Fabián Pertúz commented
Please implement this option, confuses users when they will load the content.
This is never going to happen, unfortunately.
Please, provide a status!
Yes, please let us remove the FILES tab.
When you add a file to FILES, it creates a folder in the SharePoint documents named "General" Why? That is confusing...
Ian Driessen commented
I agree, i want this feature really badly
Kirk T commented
We also want to be able to disable/remove the "Files" tab as it causing users to save files to multiple locations. We could "block" the permission in the SharePoint location but that doesn't disable the tab and confuses users.
Remco Spierings commented
We would also like to disable or remove the files tab for the teams because it creates files in random new sites and we would like to restrict this to to the designated sharepoint location.
The leftmost "Files" tab simply creates confusion for new users - do they look there or look in the channel for relevant files? Bad setup - would like the option to remove it, and frankly "Chat" - why can't that be done in the channels or in Skype? I can put up with "Meetings" because I know that's my calendar.
What is the current status on this topic? The constraint not being able to clearly mark the Teams-Sharepoint as not the one to be used (or just remove the link, not the sparepoint itself) is the reason not to switch to Teams; even though we have positive feedback from the peer group.
We are planning to deploy Teams alongside Sharepoint, and in order to avoid confusing the channel's back-end Sharepoint with our existing Sharepoint environment, we'll need to remove the "Files" tab, or rename and remap where it points to.
I understand the dev team wanting a repository for files that don't live anywhere else except the channel, and to make that place easily accessible for users of all skill levels. However, this setup severely impedes user-friendliness. Simply moving "Files" to a sub-menu so that it's not immediately present in the tabs would work.