FIX: Remove Send a Smile / Send a Frown from Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft has a knack of adding all sorts of updates in the most recently released products. Some of these updates end up being very desirable features while others just end up becoming nuisance for users. One example of the latter case is the send smile/frown smiley that is present at the top right hand corner of the internet explorer. Where the browser has been improved considerably, this newly added feature is terribly annoying for many people; the worst part? There is no simple/official way of disabling it.


Are you agitated every time you raise your eyes to look at the smiley face? Do you want to get rid of it no matter what? Well then you have come to the right place. We will share a comprehensive guide to make the smiley disappear. Remember that we won’t be disabling it (because that’s practically impossible) but we will be telling you how you can make it disappear. Follow these steps:

Fire the run command by pressing the “Windows Key + R” and enter “regedit” in the search box. Press enter.

In the registry window, make your way to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft

Here you will need to create a new sub-key under the folder Microsoft. To do so, right click and select “New ->Key”. Name it “Internet Explorer

Go to Internet Explorer now and using the same method, create a new key by the name “Restrictions”.

Now click on “Restrictions” to highlight it. Move over to the right side, create a new DWORD by right clicking on the empty white space, selecting “New ->DWORD”. Give it the name “NoHelpItemSendFeedback” and give it “1” as the value. This should disable the smiley.

IF you later want to enable it again, you can just make your way to the DWORD and change the value to 0.


Now when you run internet explorer, you should no longer have to see the frustrating smiley!


Kevin Arrows

Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.
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