Unable to change Views? RRS feed

  • Question

  • What would stop someone from being able to change Views in a List or Library?

    By change Views, I mean switch between All Documents or any other View.

    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, August 4, 2011 5:52 PM admin q (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Thursday, August 4, 2011 4:37 PM

All replies

  • Is view dropdown disappeared or you can not change option from dropdown?
    Thursday, August 4, 2011 4:59 PM
  • the view dropdown box doesnt dropdown to display the other views.

    Thursday, August 4, 2011 6:44 PM
  • Hi,

    I have seen this behaviour. In my case it was no way related to the application and it was related to the browser I was using.

    You can try these steps:

    1. Try the same in any other browser like Google Chrome or else upgrade your existing IE and try the same.

    2. Try same in a different machine.

    I hope this will help you out.


    Rahul Rashu

    Thursday, August 4, 2011 7:24 PM
  • Check this link http://www.sharepointology.com/setup/dropdown-to-change-the-view-disappeared/
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    Friday, August 5, 2011 1:01 AM
  • Cause
    You added a second document library webpart on your page, but this would be quite obvious because you would see two webparts, one with a dropdown and one without it.
    You closed the webpart and added it again, leaving the closed webpart on the page, but hidden. This one is difficult to detect, because you can only see the webpart without the dropdown.

    Solution  - Add the closed webpart by editing the page.

    How to add a closed webpart by editing the page:-
    1. Go to Site Actions and choose Edit Page from the dropdown.
    2. Choose Add a Web Part.
    3. Add the bottom right of the menu, choose Advanced Web Part gallery and options.
    4. A menu will appear on the right side, choose Closed Web Parts.
    5. From the menu, under Web Part List, choose the list that you have closed.
    6.Two webpart will appear, one with the view and the one without. Just close the webpart of the one without view dropdown in the edit mode.

    Friday, August 5, 2011 3:26 AM
  • Hi,


    How is your issue going? Did you resolve your issue?


    If anything is unclear, feel free to reply to the forum.



    Rock Wang

    Forum Support

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    Friday, August 5, 2011 3:30 AM
  • On every site, list, and library...

    User can not change a View or make any of the library/list/site actions buttons work.

    Normally, you click on the view name and the drop-down appears.


    User only has IE installed and refuses to install FF or Chrome.

    The intranet site is in the correct Zone.


    i'm at a total loss on this one...

    Friday, August 5, 2011 6:44 PM
  • Hi,

    This is the exact scenarion happened to my environment.

    If he does not want to install FE or chrome can he upgrades his IE version?

    We did upgraded our IE version and the issue was resolved.

    I hope this will help you out.


    Rahul Rashu

    Friday, August 5, 2011 6:52 PM