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AdminLTE: side menu button not staying fixed


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I am trying to edit the following CSS,
@media (min-width:768px) {
    body:not(.sidebar-mini-md):not(.sidebar-mini-xs):not(.layout-top-nav) .content-wrapper,body:not(.sidebar-mini-md):not(.sidebar-mini-xs):not(.layout-top-nav) .main-footer,body:not(.sidebar-mini-md):not(.sidebar-mini-xs):not(.layout-top-nav) .main-header {
        transition: margin-left .3s ease-in-out;
        margin-left: 250px;

I would like the contents of the page to move with the side menu, but not the menu button itself.

I have tried to remove the .main-header from the CSS, but that leads to a white box to the left of the menu the same size as the menu at 250px, but it does make the button stay still...

I am pulling my hair out, trying to decipher this piece of CSS, but it's just not computing for me, what I should be editing.

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<html lang="en">

    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">

    <!-- Google Font: Source Sans Pro -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Source+Sans+Pro:300,400,400i,700&display=fallback">
    <!-- Font Awesome Icons -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="../../plugins/fontawesome-free/css/all.min.css">
    <!-- overlayScrollbars -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="../../plugins/overlayScrollbars/css/OverlayScrollbars.min.css">
    <!-- Theme style -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="../../dist/css/adminlte.min.css">

<body class="   layout-navbar-fixed">
    <div class="wrapper">

        <!-- Navbar -->
        <nav class="main-header navbar navbar-expand navbar-white navbar-light">

            <ul class="navbar-nav">
                <li class="nav-item">
                    <a class="nav-link" data-widget="pushmenu" href="#" role="button"><i class="fas fa-bars"></i></a>


        <!-- /.navbar -->

        <!-- Main Sidebar Container -->
        <aside class="main-sidebar sidebar-dark-primary elevation-4">


        <!-- Content Wrapper. Contains page content -->
        <div class="content-wrapper">
            <!-- Content Header (Page header) -->
            <div class="content-header">

                <!-- /.content-header -->

                <!-- Main content -->
                <div class="content">
                    <div class="container-fluid">
                        <div class="row">
                            <div class="col-lg-6">
                                <div class="card">
                                    <div class="card-body">
                                        <h5 class="card-title">Card title</h5>

                                        <p class="card-text">
                                            Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's content.

                                        <a href="#" class="card-link">Card link</a>
                                        <a href="#" class="card-link">Another link</a>


                            <!-- /.col-md-6 -->
                        <!-- /.row -->
                    <!-- /.container-fluid -->
                <!-- /.content -->
            <!-- /.content-wrapper -->

    <!-- ./wrapper -->


    <!-- jQuery -->
    <script src="../../plugins/jquery/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <!-- Bootstrap 4 -->
    <script src="../../plugins/bootstrap/js/bootstrap.bundle.min.js"></script>
    <!-- overlayScrollbars -->
    <script src="../../plugins/overlayScrollbars/js/jquery.overlayScrollbars.min.js"></script>
    <!-- AdminLTE App -->
    <script src="../../dist/js/adminlte.min.js"></script>
    <!-- AdminLTE for demo purposes -->
    <script src="../../dist/js/demo.js"></script>

Hi there,

Can you show the CSS for the menu button?
You will probably have to use absolute positioning for the button.
Hey, thanks for taking the time to reply,

I am having difficulty finding the correct CSS, as I'm not entirely sure what I am looking for. developer tools don't make much sense, and the CSS file is 49K+ lines, so finding anything relevant is a challenge.
If you look in the top-left corner of the developer tools, you should see an arrow in a box. If you click this, you can select the menu button from the page, and then in the styles tab, there will be a link with the CSS file and line number. Clicking on this link will take you to the sources tab and highlight the selected CSS.


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Looks to me your menu button is in the same parent container as your content. Put it in a separate container if you can, or try position:fixed (and other necessary styles for spacing etc) and that will force it to be "stuck" to the browser window (viewport). Maybe something like:

position: fixed;
left: 20px;
top: 20px;

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