A behavior switch controls the layout or behaviour of the page and can often be used to specify desired omissions and inclusions in the content.

Word Description Versions
Table of contents
__NOTOC__ Hides the table of contents (TOC).
__FORCETOC__ Forces the table of content to appear at its normal position (above the first header).
__TOC__ Places a table of contents at the word's current position (overriding __NOTOC__). If this is used multiple times, the table of contents will appear at the first word's position.
__NOEDITSECTION__ Hides the section edit links beside headings.
__NEWSECTIONLINK__ Adds a link ("+" by default) beside the "edit" tab for adding a new section on a non-talk page (see Template:Mediawiki). 1.7+
__NONEWSECTIONLINK__ Removes the link beside the "edit" tab on pages in talk namespaces. Template:Mediawiki
__NOGALLERY__ Used on a category page, replaces thumbnails in the category view with normal links. 1.7+
__HIDDENCAT__ Used on a category page, hides the category from the lists of categories in its members and parent categories (there is an option in the user preferences to show them). 1.13+
Language conversion
On wikis with language variants, don't perform any content language conversion (character and phase) in article display; for example, only show Chinese (zh) instead of variants like zh_cn, zh_tw, zh_sg, or zh_hk.
On wikis with language variants, don't perform language conversion on the title (all other content is converted).
__START__ No effect.
__END__ Explicitly marks the end of the article, to prevent MediaWiki from removing trailing whitespace. Removed in Template:Mediawiki. 1.1 - 1.8
__INDEX__ Tell search engines to index the page (overrides Template:Mediawiki, but not robots.txt). 1.14+
__NOINDEX__ Tell search engines not to index the page (i.e., do not list in search engines' results). Template:Mediawiki
__STATICREDIRECT__ On redirect pages, it doesn't allow MediaWiki to automatically update the link when someone moves a page and checks "Update any redirects that point to the original title". Template:Mediawiki
__NOSHAREDHELP__ On help pages (see Help:Shared Help), it doesn't allow the text from the help wiki. ?

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