Ribbon control missing for list in SharePoint Online

sharepoint list settings missing sharepoint online

In this article, I would like to show you enable ribbon control for the list in SharePoint Online office 365 site.

Issue Ribbon control missing for the list


Unlike in SharePoint on-premise, SharePoint online (Download PDF for FREE) has a different behavior as soon as you create the list, it will show it as below.

sharepoint list settings missing sharepoint online
SharePoint list settings missing SharePoint online

Solution Enable Classic Experience to the List

Follow the below steps to enable ribbon control / make it a classic SharePoint view.


  1. Click on list setting as part of site settings gear icon

    enable sharepoint 2013 list setting in sharepoint online
    enable sharepoint 2013 list setting in sharepoint online
  2. Click on “Advanced Setting” as part of list settings

    change list settings sharepoint online
    change list settings sharepoint online
  3. Look for “List Experience” option as part of advanced settings
  4. Select “Classic experience” and click on OK

    return to classic view sharepoint online
    return to classic view sharepoint online
  5.  As soon as you change the settings, you will the ribbon control for the list. In fact, you will get the same experience as SharePoint on-premise

    sharepoint online list classic view
    sharepoint online list classic view

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Hope this helps, enjoy development in SharePoint Online !!!

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About Krishna Vandanapu

I am Krishna.Vandanapu a SharePoint architect working in IT from last 12 years, I worked in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365. I have extensive hands on experience in customizing SharePoint sites from end to end. Expertise in SharePoint migration tools like Sharegate, Doc Ave and Metalogix. Migrated SharePoint sites from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 and 2010 to 2013 several times seamlessly. Implementing CSOM with Microsoft best practices. Spent quality time in configuring SharePoint application services like User Profile, Search, Managed Meta data services etc. Now exploring SharePoint Framework and SharePoint 2019

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