"New tab" in Internet Explorer 11 - How to remove icon on tab

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  1. Posts : 24,631
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       #11

    TravelMan said:
    ... "New tab" (Ctrl+T) and has some icon on it, the most recent version was just a blank tab (without the icon)...
    Actually, I've currently got 1511 running on my test machine and can check that. The same icon is on the New Tab, but it only shows when you hover the mouse over it.
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  2. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #12

    TravelMan said:
    Yes, it's the "star burst" that I would like to remove...
    In System32 folder, you will need to open "ieframe.dll" with Res Hacker and replace the 31062 icon with a blank icon.

    "New tab" in Internet Explorer 11 - How to remove icon on tab-000369.png

    "New tab" in Internet Explorer 11 - How to remove icon on tab-000370.png
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  3. Posts : 9
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       #13

    Bree said:
    Actually, I've currently got 1511 running on my test machine and can check that. The same icon is on the New Tab, but it only shows when you hover the mouse over it.
    Bree, interesting. For me, it is always there.
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  4. Posts : 9
    win 10
       #14

    Edwin said:
    In System32 folder, you will need to open "ieframe.dll" with Res Hacker and replace the 31062 icon with a blank icon.

    "New tab" in Internet Explorer 11 - How to remove icon on tab-000369.png

    "New tab" in Internet Explorer 11 - How to remove icon on tab-000370.png
    Edwin - great info, good to know. I'm pretty sure that will make TravelMan happy (?) - for me, this is some valuable intel. Did not know this specific one and I've been around the block for Windows.
    - again, thanks for this post....
    ...
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  5. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #15

    K, a couple users asked me for exact steps so, here they are: (refer to above screenshots if need be)
    (Please Note: The file you'll be modifying is a System file, albeit only the image library part of the file, yet, ensure to follow the steps carefully)

    Download and install Resource Hacker
    Add Take Ownership to your right click context menu
    Download blank .ico file and save it to your Desktop
    "New tab" in Internet Explorer 11 - How to remove icon on tab-000469.jpg
    You'll need to be signed on to your PC as Administrator
    *Updated*
    Navigate to C:\Windows\SystemResources (Use extra caution when toying around in System folders!!!)
    find ieframe.dll.mun, right click and Take Ownership of it, then copy it to your Desktop
    on your Desktop, right click the copied ieframe.dll and choose Open with Resource Hacker
    In the RH window, expand the Icon Group tree and scroll down and click on 31062 : 1033, look on the right, make sure it's the image you want to replace,
    right click on 31062 : 1033 and choose Replace Icon ..., click on Open file with new icon..., navigate to the blank ico you downloaded and saved to your Desktop and select it,
    click Replace on the lower right,
    on the Resource Hacker menu, click File then Save, it will save a modified copy to your Desktop as well as an original copy in case you want to revert changes, (save them somewhere safe). You can now close Resource Hacker.
    go back to System32, showing file extensions, you'll need to rename ieframe.dll to ieframe.old, click Yes on the If you change a file......, then merge the new modified one to the folder,
    click Continue for Admin privileges, you'll end up with this:
    "New tab" in Internet Explorer 11 - How to remove icon on tab-000181.png
    Open Internet Explorer, the effects should be immediate.
    Last edited by Edwin; 03 Jan 2020 at 13:56.
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  6. Posts : 43
    Windows 10
       #16

    Greetings all, and Happy New Year.

    I'm on Windows 10 Home Edition 64-bit - Version 1903 - OS Build 18362.535

    So, after updating to 1903 I attempted the above method to remove the starburst icon from IE11 new tab (which worked on 1709) however when I open "ieframe.dll" with Resource Hacker there is no Icon Group tree.
    The following is what I see in Resource Hacker when I open ieframe.dll:

    - - - Updated - - -

    Can it be assumed that Microsoft made a change? Or am I overlooking an error on my end?
    My utmost gratitude in advance for any guidance on the matter.
    Many thanks.
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  7. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #17

    risug said:
    ...Can it be assumed that Microsoft made a change?
    Yes they did!

    the file is now named ieframe.dll.mun located in C:\Windows\SystemResources
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  8. Posts : 43
    Windows 10
       #18

    Edwin - bless you.

    Thank you very much! Happy New Year Good Sir.
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