Grafana panel folded by default

  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?


  • What are you trying to achieve?

Trying to set my Grafana panel to be folded (content hidden) by default. Users must now click to enable/unfold this panel.

  • How are you trying to achieve it?

Trying to follow the advice from

  • What happened?

I set it like this:

But on “Apply”, my Grafana panel is still not folded by default, still visible.

  • What did you expect to happen?

my Grafana panel is folded by default on load.

Reading the above advice again, I notice it is hiding a series, whereas I’m trying to fold a panel. That might be the reason that it is not working for me. So

How to fold a panel by default?

  • Can you copy/paste the configuration(s) that you are having problems with?

See above screenshot

  • Did you receive any errors in the Grafana UI or in related logs? If so, please tell us exactly what they were.


  • Did you follow any online instructions? If so, what is the URL?

See above.

Hello there.

Im not exactly sure what you mean by “folded” but it seems to me that the instructions you followed are to hide the content of the panel, and not the panel itself.

Now, what I think you want is a panel inside a row that you can toggle.

To do this, do the following:

  • Go to the dashboard and instead of creating a panel, create a row
  • Next, create the desired panel
  • Drag the panel under the row
  • Toggle it to hide
  • Save the dashboard after you toggle the row to hidden.

This might be what you look for, so please let us know if this is it

Yes, exactly. thanks!