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If you have db names like


phpmyadmin would create a group test. The group appears in the left side-bar with related databases displayed under it.

How can I disable this feature?

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You don't like it? –  Khaled Mar 14 '11 at 11:47
@Khaled: not really –  eugene y Mar 14 '11 at 12:45

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I know this is something old -- so I'm posting here just in case someone stumbles in the same question.

In the latest versions of phpMyAdmin the setting to flip is NavigationTreeEnableGrouping, i.e. in config.inc.php set:

$cfg['NavigationTreeEnableGrouping'] = false;

p.s. on localhost, config.inc.php is placed in /phpmyadminX.XX/ folder

Or, for a "current session only", you can do it from phpmyadmin STARTPAGE: click settings -> navigation panel -> uncheck "group items in tree"

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Worth noting, that this is system-wide setting (not per server), so you should set it as $cfg['NavigationTreeEnableGrouping'] in the end of configuration file. Not, as $cfg['Servers'][$i]['NavigationTreeEnableGrouping'] (in the beginning of config). –  trejder May 18 '14 at 12:09

You can disable grouping by setting LeftFrameDBTree to false.

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