Collapse Navigation and Header Frames via Script

///Collapse Navigation and Header Frames via Script

Collapse Navigation and Header Frames via Script


very once in a while I come across some script functions that might be useful given the right requirement. This article is one of those cases. In the post below I’ll show you how you can leverage some built-in client-side functions to show and hide the navigation and header frames in ServiceNow.

Navigation/Banner Frames

Navigation Frame

The navigation frame can be hidden, shown, or toggled using the following functions…

//Hide the left nav

//Show the left nav

//Toggle the left nav

Here’s an example global UI script that you could use to hide the left nav from end-users

‘HideLeftNav’ UI Script
Name: ‘HideLeftNav’
Global: true
Description: Hide the left nav for end users


function hideLeftNav(){
      //If the user has no roles
         //Hide the left nav
     //Hide the toggle image (optional)

Header/Banner Frame

The banner doesn’t have as many functions available to it, but you can still toggle the banner like this…

//Toggle the header/banner
By | 2018-07-09T14:59:53-06:00 November 6th, 2012|Categories: UI scripts|Tags: , |2 Comments

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  1. Mark Landis November 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Would there be a way to hide the bottom frame via script? I’ve had several individuals who somehow activated the bottom frame without realizing, but did not drag it out to make its contents visible.

    This caused links clicked in lists/nav windows to load in the hidden frame.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Priya October 25, 2013 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Hi Mark,

    These functions doesn’t work as expected in ServiceNow New UI. Is there any other method which can be used to hide header and navigator for ServiceNow new UI?


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