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

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  1.    29 Jul 2015 #1

    How to remove the "send a smile/frown" on internet explorer 11


    that smiley icon is a bit of annoying.
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #2

    Yeah, me too, I thought I was the only one. I keep going for the wrong icon out of habit.
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #3

    I hope someone knows how to remove it
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  4.    20 Sep 2015 #4

    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
    • Copy the file to a location easy to find for you and rename the original in C:\Windows\System32 to keep it as a backup
    • Open the copied one with Resource Hacker and unfold Bitmap
    • The first 6 entries are the ones you need. For each:
      Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ZL7uRar.jpg 
Views:	5 
Size:	92.1 KB 
ID:	38424
    • Right click the entry and select Save *.bmp resource
    • Edit the BMP file (NOTE: The BMP files are 32bit. Most editors can only save up to 24bit BMP files. So get an editor who support 32 bit BMP files or just download dacrone's edited BMP files)
    • In resource hacker right click the entry again and select Replace Bitmap
    • Save the file and copy it back to C:\Windows\System32
    • Open Internet Explorer and enjoy the invisible smiley

    If you still see the smiley icon repeat the same process on C:\Windows\Syswow64
    Last edited by StevenSeegal; 17 Oct 2015 at 13:07.
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  5.    21 Sep 2015 #5

    StevenSeegal said: View Post
    I’ve found a small solution to hide the smiley icon. It doesn’t 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
    • Copy the file to a location easy to find for you and rename the original in C:\Windows\System32 to keep it as a backup
    • Open the copied one with Resource Hacker and unfold Bitmap
    • The first 6 entries are the ones you need. For each:
      Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ZL7uRar.jpg 
Views:	5 
Size:	92.1 KB 
ID:	38424
    • Right click the entry and select Save *.bmp resource
    • Edit the BMP file (NOTE: The BMP files are 32bit. Most editors can only save up to 24bit BMP files. So get an editor who support 32 bit BMP files or just download my edited BMP files)
    • In resource hacker right click the entry again and select Replace Bitmap
    • Save the file and copy it back to C:\Windows\System32
    • Open Internet Explorer and enjoy the invisible smiley

    If you still see the smiley icon repeat the same process on C:\Windows\Syswow64
    THANKS! Im gonna try this
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  6.    21 Sep 2015 #6

    Yes indeed. Thank-you Mr. Seegal for posting a reference to this thread over in the Microsoft forum. If you were to post this solution there, they'd sabotage your P.C.. (Remember, with Win10, Microsoft knows more about you than your own Mother.)

    It's nuts that Microsoft has added a "Like" / "Dislike" emoticon to Internet Explorer 11, when IE-11 is in the process of being phased out, in favor of Edge. Must have been some internal pet project that got approved late.
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  7.    02 Oct 2015 #7

    StevenSeegal said: View Post
    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
    • Copy the file to a location easy to find for you and rename the original in C:\Windows\System32 to keep it as a backup
    • Open the copied one with Resource Hacker and unfold Bitmap
    • The first 6 entries are the ones you need. For each:
      Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ZL7uRar.jpg 
Views:	5 
Size:	92.1 KB 
ID:	38424
    • Right click the entry and select Save *.bmp resource
    • Edit the BMP file (NOTE: The BMP files are 32bit. Most editors can only save up to 24bit BMP files. So get an editor who support 32 bit BMP files or just download my edited BMP files)
    • In resource hacker right click the entry again and select Replace Bitmap
    • Save the file and copy it back to C:\Windows\System32
    • Open Internet Explorer and enjoy the invisible smiley

    If you still see the smiley icon repeat the same process on C:\Windows\Syswow64
    just fyi, doesn't work well with aeroglass enabled. leaves a white square in it's place. I have modified the bmp to leave it completely invisible (looks like glass in aeroglass). attached are the modified bmp files.CONTROL_ENABLED.zip
    Last edited by dacrone; 02 Oct 2015 at 15:21.
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  8.    16 Oct 2015 #8

    dacrone said: View Post
    just fyi, doesn't work well with aeroglass enabled. leaves a white square in it's place. I have modified the bmp to leave it completely invisible (looks like glass in aeroglass). attached are the modified bmp files.CONTROL_ENABLED.zip
    Ah thanks. Didn't test it with aeroglass. Is it okay to put your edited files in my post so everyone can get the better ones?

    I did receive several updates on Windows 10 which enabled the icon again. Guess the update wrote a new ieframe.dll so i had to repeat the steps again to have a smiley-less browser.
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  9.    16 Oct 2015 #9

    StevenSeegal said: View Post
    Ah thanks. Didn't test it with aeroglass. Is it okay to put your edited files in my post so everyone can get the better ones?

    I did receive several updates on Windows 10 which enabled the icon again. Guess the update wrote a new ieframe.dll so i had to repeat the steps again to have a smiley-less browser.
    No problem at all... It's your work not mine. I only tweaked it for my setup but wouldn't have known about it if you hadn't posted it!
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  10.    17 Oct 2015 #10

    dacrone said: View Post
    No problem at all... It's your work not mine. I only tweaked it for my setup but wouldn't have known about it if you hadn't posted it!
    Cheers
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