If you are new to Blogger software, once your Blog is up and running, you will see some strange icons. One is a picture of a pencil at the Post Footer and another is a screwdriver and wrench icon at the bottom right corner of every widget. Is there a way to disable them? Why are they there in the first place? Don't they look unsightly in the Blog design?
Allay your fears. However unsightly they may seem, nobody else can see them other than the author of the Blog and only when logged into the Blogger account. Once you are logged out, clear the browser cache or refresh the page and the icons will disappear.
Remove Pencil icons
These icons are there to assist the authors. The pencil icon at the end of the Posts are the links to enable easy quick editing of the Posts.
Sometimes, after we have published our posts, we may go through them and spot some typographical errors or mis-alignment problems. To edit the post, we will have to go to Posting -> Edit Posts and locate the post that we want to edit. This may not be a simple task. In our Famous Quotes blog, for instance, we have more than two thousand posts and counting. To find the post is an uphill task. Quick editing solves all that. When we are looking at the relevant published post, we can easily click the pencil icon at the Footer and it will bring us to the Post Editor screen. We simply edit and re-publish.
If you do not want this feature, go to Settings -> Basic and to the question “Show Quick Editing on your Blog?” answer “No” to remove this pencil icon.
Remove Screwdriver and Wrench icons
At the bottom right corner of each widget, there is a screwdriver and wrench icon. This is the quick edit link which when clicked, will bring you to the Page Element edit screen.
Even then, if you still choose not to have this screwdriver and wrench icon displayed, go to Template -> Edit HTML and after a } sign, insert this additional code:-
Save the template. You will not see the screwdriver and wrench quick edit icon even when you are logged into your Blogger account.
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