Is there a way to toggle the left/sidebar admin menu altogether, like VSCode or SublimeText?

It'd be great to only display the sections & entries on certain occasions. This comes in handy especially if there are several columns selected in a particular section.

Thanks in advance!

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There's no built-in way to do this, but you can build that functionality into a module. This will inject some CSS to all CP requests that will remove the sidebar and make the page container span the entire page:

/** @var craft\web\View $view */
$view = Craft::$app->getView();

if (Craft::$app->getRequest()->getIsCpRequest()) {
        #global-sidebar {
            display: none;
        body.ltr #page-container {
            padding-left: 0;
        #main-content {
            width: 100vw;

(Will need some adjustments if you need to support rtl languages.)

Now this alone is not particularly useful, but you can make it more dynamic depending on your requirements:

  • To limit this to particular user groups, you can use the Control Panel Body Classes plugin and scope the CSS to a particular user group class.
  • If you want to have an on/off toggle, you can inject some JavaScript (see View::registerJs) that adds a floating button to toggle the above CSS on click.
  • 1
    That sounds good. I think I can get away with injecting CSS or simply using the plugin you suggested. Much appreciate the reply! Commented Aug 3, 2022 at 12:37
  • @JaeBarclay If this solved your issue, would you mind marking my answer as accepted? Thanks.
    – MoritzLost
    Commented Aug 3, 2022 at 12:49

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