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How to create separators without link in the Quick Launch Menu in a modern teamsite?

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In a classic teamsite I used to create separators without a link beween menu-items ot group items together.

After I replaced the classic homepage with a modern homepage in a teamsite I can't create these anymore.

When creating a menu-item I'm forced to enter a link otherwise the 'OK' button is greyed out.

The separators I created before the conversion are still OK but I can't edit them or create new ones.

The screenshot below shows what a converted separator looks like.

It seems I need to enter a valid link to be able to save the menu-item.

Does anyone have a tip for me how to create separators without a link in the modern lay-out?

 

Quick Launch Menu Separator.png

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Best Response confirmed by Juan Carlos González Martín (MVP)
Solution
If you enter # for the url - it replaces it with the site url - which is not perfect, but may be ok for you.
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Hi Rob,
Thank for your reply.
But this not what i'm looking for.

Users who click on the separator expect it to expand and show the menu-items underneath it. Just like when they click on the little down arrow next to it.

That's what i'm looking for. :)
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Hi Rob,
I checked the information in the link. But this is exactly what I have done already.

What I need is what you see in the screenshot below.

Clicking on the separator should only expand and collapse the menu-items underneath and should not have a link of it's own.

In a classic teamsite this was no problem because it was possible to create a menu-item without entering a link. In the modern lay-out you can't save the menu-item when the link-field is empty. 

 

QuickMenu.png

 

@Rob Ellis 

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I just discovered that it's possible to add a separator or label when I change a teamsite into a HUBsite. 

For normal teamsites this option is not available. Looks to me this is a bug.

 

Hub Site Label.png

 

 

@Henry van der Wielen