Windows 10: How to remove the "send a smile/frown" on internet explorer 11 Solved

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  1. bobjoe's Avatar
    Posts : 230
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
       12 Dec 2015 #11

    Unbelievable that Mickeysoft decided to include this garbage on IE11 on the final version of Windows 10. What a joke. Honestly.

    Whoever at Microsoft thought this "cute" button would be a good idea should be fired.
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  2.    17 Dec 2015 #12

    How to "take ownership"?


    Iíve found a small solution to hide the smiley icon. It doesnít disable the button, it only renders the icon invisible.
    This is what I did:

    • Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and find ieframe.dll
    • Take ownership and give administrators full control
    • ...snip...
    • Save the file and copy it back to C:\Windows\System32


    ................

    So, the question is how to take "control" - I seem to still be getting permission denied errors when copying the file back to c:\Windows\System32?

    Okay so it seems that after taking ownership and giving adminstrators control, I got further - I had to also explicitly set the file permission. It did let me copy my modified .dll over the ieframe.dll, but now IE does not start up! Luckily I am running this in a VM so can revert to an earlier snapshot, but there does seem to be some fundamental step that I am missing!
    Last edited by GerhardusVanG; 17 Dec 2015 at 07:21.
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  3. Posts : 7,910
    Windows 10 Professional
       29 May 2016 #13

    Solution found...


    Disable Feedback/'Smiley' on Internet Explorer Toolbar:

    In the Windows Registry, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft
    create a new sub-key under Microsoft and name it Internet Explorer
    create a new sub-key under Internet Explorer and name it Restrictions

    now the full path should be HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions

    now select Restrictions and move to the right side pane and create a new DWORD, name it NoHelpItemSendFeedback and give it a value of 1

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    To re-enable the 'button', change the DWORD value to 0 or delete the entire parent key you created.

    Edit: Props to Vishal Gupta and his team:

    [Windows 10 Tip] Registry Tweak to Disable (Smiley) Button in Internet Explorer Toolbar - AskVG
    Last edited by Edwin; 29 May 2016 at 06:35.
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  4.    29 May 2016 #14

    Edwin said: View Post
    Disable Feedback/'Smiley' on Internet Explorer Toolbar:

    In the Windows Registry, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft
    create a new sub-key under Microsoft and name it Internet Explorer
    create a new sub-key under Internet Explorer and name it Restrictions

    now the full path should be HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions

    now select Restrictions and move to the right side pane and create a new DWORD, name it NoHelpItemSendFeedback and give it a value of 1

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	82229

    To re-enable the 'button', change the DWORD value to 0 or delete the entire parent key you created.
    at last a solution was found! and working! THANKS

    my default browser is again IE
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  5. Posts : 7,910
    Windows 10 Professional
       29 May 2016 #15

    maxr187 said: View Post
    at last a solution was found! and working! THANKS

    my default browser is again IE
    You're welcome!
    Just passing it along. Props to Vishal Gupta/"Franek"

    [Windows 10 Tip] Registry Tweak to Disable (Smiley) Button in Internet Explorer Toolbar - AskVG
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  6. Hemimax's Avatar
    Posts : 211
    Win 10 Pro v1607 14393.693
       29 May 2016 #16

    Thank you for finding that.
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  7.    16 Jul 2016 #17

    Found this,
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  8.    14 Aug 2016 #18

    paulco said: View Post
    Found this,
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    wow this also works!
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