I had this requirement to remove ribbon items (button, group) using Javascript.
Standard and supported way is by editing Ribbon XML located in Entity XML.
But sometimes need arises to do this using Javascript (unsupported way):

here is the code to do it. I used this on form onload.

//Javascript Code:
function HideARibbonItem(nameOfItem) {
var intervalId = window.setInterval(function ()
if (window.top.document.getElementById(nameOfItem) != null)
var elem = window.top.document.getElementById(nameOfItem);
//top menu has loaded
//Hide the item
elem.style.visibility = ‘hidden’;
//Remove the item
}, 100);
// Code finishes here
nameOfItem is : id field of ribbon item, group or button. This need to be passed to function through parameter in event handlers

You can find this using IE Developer tool
In image below I have process group which I want to hide:

Process Group Visible

Now if I hide process group , (elem.style.visibility = ‘hidden’;), it looks like:
Process Group Hidden

If I want to remove process group, [(elem.parentNode).removeChild(elem);]
it will look like this:
Process Group Removed

Hope this helps someone 🙂


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