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Remove Send a Smile button from Internet Explorer

There are various features in Windows10 provided by Microsoft which don’t have a proper explanation or functions, similarly Send a Smile or Send a frown is a feature in Internet Explorer which makes no sense. Send a smile is a feedback button which users can use to send feedback about Internet Explorer issues. Still, unless Microsoft explains what it wants feedback about, it’s just a useless and annoying feature. Send a Smile or Send a Frown is located in the Internet Explorer toolbar at the top right corner.

Remove Send a Smile button from Internet Explorer

The worst part of Send a Smile feature is that there is no way to disable or remove this annoying feature, but we have found a pretty neat way to Disable Send a Smile button from Internet Explorer. So without wasting any time, let’s see how to Send a Smile button from Internet Explorer with the help of the below-listed guide.

Remove Send a Smile button from Internet Explorer

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Remove Send a Smile button using Registry Editor

1. Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry.

Run command regedit

2. Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft

3. Right-click on Microsoft then selects New > Key.

Right-click on Microsoft then select New and then Key | Remove Send a Smile button from Internet Explorer

4. Name this new key as Restrictions and hit Enter.

5. Now right-click on Restrictions key and select New > DWORD (32-bit) value.

Right-click on Restrictions then select New and DWORD (32-bit) Value

6. Name this DWORD as NoHelpItemSendFeedback and hit Enter.

7. Double-click on NoHelpItemSendFeedback and set it’s value to 1 then click OK.

Double-click on NoHelpItemSendFeedback and set it's value to 1 then click OK

8. Reboot your PC to save changes, and this would Remove Send a Smile button from Internet Explorer.

Method 2: Remove Send a Smile button using Group Policy Editor

1. Press Windows key + R then type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.

gpedit.msc in run

2. Navigate to the following path inside Group Policy Editor:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Browser menus

3. Select Browser menus than in the right window pane double-click on “Help menu: Remove ‘Send Feedback’ menu option“.

Help menu Remove 'Send Feedback' menu option | Remove Send a Smile button from Internet Explorer

4. Set this policy to Enabled then click Apply followed by OK.

Set Remove 'Send Feedback' menu option to Enabled

5. Reboot your PC to save changes.

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That’s it you have successfully Remove Send a Smile button from Internet Explorer but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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