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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. :-)

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I also came here as one of the first things I want to do is rename/hide the default tabs. Please reopen!

  • mesand commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you want to create more tabs the default tabs are in the way, especially on the app. The channel seems cluttered and new or inexperienced teammembers don't even realize that there are more tabs.

    Please let us remove the default ones to make room for the ones we need.

  • Max Bieber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This needs to be re-opened.
    Why was it declined in the first place?
    We often run into scenarios, where those tabs don't make any sense and we need to delete or at least reorganize them in the navigation.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please have an option to hide or disable tabs in Teams. Or even an option to rename the tab.

  • LisaJo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If I can change the display name of the Shared Documents default library without changing the URL, why can that be the case for these tabs, too?

  • Michael Satterwhite commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree that it needs to be reopened. I rearranged my OneNote sections and now I have a tab for Notes that is a dead link. I'd just like to remove the tab or make it optional. But to require it to appear on each channel is a little too pushy.

  • James Bray commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This needs to be re-opened. Having a Staff Notebook/Notes makes sense in some situations, but why is it mandated for every team?

    I now have teams in use with about 100 people, and the number one question/request I get BY FAR is "How do we remove the Staff Notebook tab"?

    Think about that for a second. I rolled out a new way of working, a new paradigm for collaborative working, and I have many times more questions about this than everything else put together!

  • Kyle Stay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The default onenote tab is broken for my one of my teams created when Teams used to create a new section in an Office 365 Group's OneNote notebook (I deleted the section). What should I do about this? I have a broken tab that I cannot get rid of.

  • Curtis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    One of the first things I tried to do was remove/rename the default tabs. I'm guess this is the case for many customers... Common Microsoft, listen to your customers.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We want to use existing SharePoint areas not the teams area in sharepoint as its hard to share the files with people outside the team.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why was this declined? And how is it that some people are getting Notes as a default tab? We get Wiki which I would also love to have go away as a default - but at least I can delete that tab. Our defaults we can't remove or rename are conversations and files

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not be able to remove tabs is for us the reason for not using teams for learning content. Huge mistake by MicroSoft...

  • Erika Sundefors commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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...

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Robbo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Jack commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

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