Custom Header

Bitter sweet, but I look forward to working with you more on the HA frontend repo :tada:


Sorry to hear this, but completely understand. Thanks for the work you’ve put into this and the most recent mods to fix issues I was seeing. I’ll continue to us it until it breaks!

Good luck with future endeavors.

Any chance of a CH that just hides the header?


I’ve been using CH for so long I forgot it was an issue or I would have posted in WTH about it. The header is absolutely pointless on a monitor and bordering a crime against screen real estate on mobile IMO.


Sorry to hear that :frowning:

I love CH and it has made my wall mounted tablet dashboard super clean.

Will there be an alternative to what CH do (most importantly: hide the header and all the other options/buttons for a kiosk mode experience) or will all these feature be embedded in HA?


aww, this is a real letdown! I really really love CH and all features you added :wink:

thanked you before, but will do so once more: Thank you!

Not trying to be ungrateful, but, can we still update to 116 using CH, or is this an already broken combination?

Must confess I don’t know what to do without it, since my interface really depends on it… o dear, now what. It is such an essential part of the HA config, it should really be adopted by the frontend team to incorporate into core…

guess last week must have been a changer for you since only a few days ago I thought to have picked up a completely different dynamic.

Of course appreciate your decision.


You can update and a few things may still work. May be able to get it fully working by tweaking some of the advanced styling features, but there is most likely a bug that causes cards to be rendered multiple times and that will degrade performance.

The decision wasn’t an easy one for sure, but for the amount of work in support, issues, fixes on updates, and the handful of times that CH caused issues for other custom projects or the HA team…it’s the right decision.

I fully encourage others to create projects to fill in the gaps, but don’t make the same mistake I did. Keep them simple, like a single project for a kiosk mode or one project for dynamically hiding tabs based on javascript templates (don’t use jinja in the frontend), etc, etc.


ok thanks Ryan, took the jump, and as far as I can see, everything still works just fine :wink: pfff, gives some slack to make adjustments if and when the need arises.
Wishing you all the best with future projects, and hope to see many of them!

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Thanks for all your ongoing hard work.
As mentioned above it felt such a part of core HA, that I forgot to raise it in WTH.

That said excited what your wizardry will bring to HA core!

Hope you get some well-earned downtime too!

fawwwwwwwk…this thing was very powerful…tis a sad day, but good thing you’re not completely leaving us. Thanks for your work on CH…now the search for replacements begins.


OMG, I’m using CH everywhere! it’s so sad to see you closed the project but it’s your decision and we appreciate all your hard work. from what I used the most out of CH was hiding the header and having different group of tab visibility for different people. hopefully you will bring those features into the core frontend.

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It looks like it’s only a few lines of css to hide the header. You can use something like Stylus to customize the css on whatever browser you want.

app-header, app-toolbar {
  display: none;
ha-app-layout#layout #contentContainer {
  padding-top: 0px !important;

May also need to adjust the height of hui-view, hui-panel-view, or hui-masonry-view if you use background images or if your cards aren’t filling the entire space.

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It really sucks to to see this go. I’ll add my thanks for the work you put in to this.

On a related note…

Besides shrinking the header and eliminating extraneous fluff the only other things I use CH for is to show only certain tabs based on the user logged in and for my user I use it to hide tabs based on a boolean I set for testing and setup of those other users tabs.

I guess since CH was so convenient for that I haven’t kept up on built-in Lovelace capabilities.

So the question is - is there way to get that same functionality (users only seeing certain tabs) built-in to lovelace?

I’m assuming from the comment above about the ability to hide tabs dynamically that that isn’t possible right now without CH?


Hi, just want to confirm on the removal steps. I installed the CH from the HACS and I’m not using ui-lovelace.yaml and the CH settings was done using the custom header UI. How I do delete the CH config then?

Delete the CH config from ui-lovelace.yaml (and any other views).

@mayker, thank you for your great work on the CH. Hopefully in future, it will be part of the core component of HA.


That’s too bad. I rely on CH to control which Lovelace pages my kid’s ipad displays in the application,m based on the login. Anyone know if there’s another way to do this without CH?

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@KCYeoh top right button, hit edit dashboard, top right button again, hit raw config editor, find the custom_header: portion and delete it.

@Juliean_Galak @finity There is a built in way of hiding tabs based on user:

Also at the top of that page in the dashboards section, it explains how to make an entire dashboard that’s only available to admin users. require_admin


Thank you for your work in keeping this going this long. Could you by chance list which features are becoming standard in HA so people can decide next steps? (Your post mentions some features becoming obsolete.) Is there another way to hide the header in a dashboard?


The features I mention that are obsolete you can see above, hiding tabs/dashboards based on user, another one would be the built in method of hiding the sidebar. There are currently no other ways to hide the header or have a kiosk mode, though I’m sure someone will make something to replace those features.

I cannot speak to what might be coming in HA’s future, I can suggest things and make PRs, but they may or may not make it into HA.

As others have mentioned, CH seems to be working for them in 0.116. If that works for you too then continue to use it until such time that it breaks (or remain on 0.115x or 0.116) and wait until someone makes a replacement for the feature you’re looking for, or just don’t update HA at all until that happens.

@mayker Thank you for all of your work. It is truly appreciated. Now I’m gonna go curl up in a ball and cry.