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You can make the header of your Linchpin Theme non-sticky, so the header doesn't move along when you scroll through the content of a page. Learn how to do that underneath.

What is a sticky header?

A sticky header (also known as persistent header) is the name for a common pattern that keeps a website's header in the same place on the screen as the user scrolls down the page.

How do I make the header non-sticky?

To make the header non-sticky complete the following steps:

  1. Within the header, click on the gear icon, which is next to the bell icon, and select "Manage apps", this leads you to the UPM (Universal Plugin Manager).
  2. In the search bar type in "confluence-fixed-headers"
  3. Select "System or "All apps" as the filter => this is important, otherwise the app won't be found!
  4. Click on "confluence-fixed-headers" underneath the System apps/All apps
  5. Click on the "Disable" button
  6. That's it! Now, reload your Linchpin instance and open a page, the stickiness is gone!

(warning) Important: 

By disabling the system app "confluence-fixed-headers" the sticky header is globally disabled – there is no way to disable the sticky (Linchpin) header for specific spaces only.

The difference between a sticky and non-sticky header

For better comparision, you can see the difference between a sticky and a non-sticky header below.

Sticky header

Here the header stays at the top of the screen when the user scrolls down the page.

Non-sticky header

In this example the header does no longer stay at the top of the screen when the user scrolls down the page.

This page was last edited on 01/13/2023.