Left menu/submenu expand and/or collapse default behavior setting
In modern view sites, the current left menu/submenu default behavior for submenu items is set to collapsed (this was changed from expanded about a year ago). There should be a way to select the default left menu/submenu expansion and contraction behavior either at the menu level, or at the very least at the site level. The current behavior of collapsed hides much of the functional items available on the site, that is, unless users have expanded the left menu enough to where they have committed the menu structure to memory - a tiresome exercise.
Jason G commented
I agree. Site owners should be given the option of having their modern site work with expanded or collapsed menus.
A further option is, at the very least, to keep the current menu selection open regardless of the overall behaviour. For example, if I expand the second group and click on a link in that sub-link group, when that page is rendered, the second top-level group should remain in an expanded state, even if the other groups are collapsed. This behaviour works perfectly on every Microsoft documentation site/page I have browsed to over the years, so it should be something they can implement in SharePoint.
It is really odd the behavior when you click it, it collapses and you lose sight of them.
What a default behavior is that???
Please MS, improve it.
Chiming in to give this a bump... one box in navigation and this could be an option MS... let's get er done!
In modern view sites, the current left menu/submenu default behavior for submenu items is set to collapsed, just like "Shrinking turtle".
Please ,Please,Please improve it.
Well, this suggestion is almost 2 years old now. But, the need for this feature is still high...
Agree, I want to set my Quick Launch to default to expanded so it opens this way, otherwise people miss what's on the menu and ignore the rest of the site!
Please add option to chose between expanded or collapsed quick menu.
Yes, option to set expanded or collapsed as default please.
Joan E. commented
It would be great to options to choose the expand or collaspe default behavior.
Please provide an option to change the default behavior from collapse to expand.
It is not only inconvenience to many non-tech business users, it is very hard for them to click on the left most arrow precisely to change expand/collapse behavior.
Generally those users click on the labels of 'List', 'Library' and Discussion' and this opens the Site Contents page and they stumbled upon.
Manny A commented
This would be a great feature to have.
Gerard Feikema commented
Agree with the above suggestion. Please give it back!
Matthew M commented
Would really love to see this come back ! Its actually really annoying that you cant see it expand by default on desktop view
Please allow expanded or collapsed option on home page.
Please, are there any updates on this topic after all the time? It would be very helpful. Thank you
A bit disappointed that this function is still not active..
Any update? I work for an organisation with 700 employees who would benefit from this
would very much like to see the ability to keep the node highlighted and open when you click on an item in the tree.
Please allow expanded or collapsed option rather than default to one.