I feel like this should be easy, so bear with me please.

On all manner of Special: pages, like Special:All Pages, you get to decide in which namespace to look, like so:

screenshot from Special:All Pages

screenshot of the dropdown

However, most of the default namespaces are either empty or irrelevant to every user except myself (it is a very small personal wiki that will never have more than one admin). Is there a way to hide all the "useless" namespaces from this dropdown and only keep the ones relevant to my users?

If not, is it possible to at least change the sort order of that dropdown? Currently, to get to the custom namespaces (which is what all my users want to do), you have to open the dropdown, then scroll it all the way to the bottom.

  • Would it be easier to direct users to Special:AllPages?namespace=customNamespaceId instead? Apr 6 at 3:03
  • @user15517071 That is what I am doing as a workaround, but then if a user wants to switch to another custom namespace, we are back at the old problem. Apr 14 at 12:07


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