I've been presented with a problem where a group wants their own Confluence instance because they want to restrict folks to looking at mostly the space content and not the rest of confluence. But they also like the documentation theme...I'm attempting to obscure the breadcrumbs, Browse, Login and Search top bar in an attempt to force folks into specific behavior.
Another option would be to have it only avaliable to another specific group.
You can probably achieve what you want through CSS, via Confluence Admin > Stylesheet (if you want the change to be global) or Space Admin > Stylesheet (if you want to apply to specific spaces). For example, here's how you hide the entire header bar:
You can inspect the page element for whatever you're trying to obscure in Firefox (with Firebug) or Chrome to get its class or ID.
Another approach is to customize the layout by going to Confluence Admin > Layouts and choose to edit/create custom on Main Layout. Delete the following line which is used to render the top bar:
You can show this top navigation bar to only a specific group in Confluence. Refer to this documentation for more info: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFKB/How+to+Display+Different+Appearance+for+Different+Users+Using+Confluence+Layouts
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