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Eliminate social media buttons RRS feed

  • Question

  • I often encounter social media buttons while browsing.

    I must use a "zoom" setting to read browser content.

    The buttons cover the browser text.

    The below image shows about the left third of the browser content window, in an example session.

    These buttons have ruined my ability to browse.

    I have no use whatever for them (I use neither Facebook or Twitter).

    I've grown to despise them, actually.

    Is there any way to configure IE (or another browser) to never, ever display them?

    Thanks

    Saturday, August 1, 2015 7:10 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    you did not mention your IE or Windows version, or the address of the website where this occurs.

    try

    Tools>Compatibility view settings> Remove the site from your compatibility view list, ensure you have checked "Include updated website lists from Microsoft". Close all open IE windows and restart IE for the full changes to take affect.

    Your screen shot indicates that it is being caused by the way the website has been programmed. (positioned div's).

    You could block content from facebook by adding the domain to the IE Restricted sites list..

    Tools>Internet Options>Security tab, click "Reset all zones to default"

    then the Restricted sites icon, 'Sites' button, add

    *.facebook.com to the list.

    Warning: this change will mean that when you visit facebook, the website (facebook) will not run active scripting (javascript, scripted controls and applets). Use at your risk.

    Questions regarding Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 and Internet Explorer 11 for the IT Pro Audience. Topics covered are: Installation, Deployment, Configuration, Security, Group Policy, Management questions. If you are a consumer looking for answers or to raise a question, it's highly recommended you head on over to http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us

    To help the support engineers at answers please include the full address (copied from the browser address bar) with your questions.


    Rob^_^

    Sunday, August 2, 2015 4:28 AM
  • Rob,

    Thanks for responding.

    Sorry for taking so long to reply - I've had some medical problems.

    I'm using IE 11, Windows 8.1, 64 bit  (Home, on this machine).

    The problem occurs on many sites.

    One such is :

    http://www.space.com/19605-columbia-shuttle-disaster-mystery-object.html

    I added *.facebook.com to the restricted sites list.

    Incidentally, "Reset all zones to default level" was, and is, greyed out.

    I then closed all IE sessions.

    However, the problem still occurs.

    P.S. There are (and were) no sites in my Compatibility View List.

    • Edited by Bannerdog Monday, August 3, 2015 3:18 PM
    Monday, August 3, 2015 3:16 PM
  • Hi,

    Tools>Internet Options>Advanced tab, uncheck "Enable third-party browser extensions". Save your changes... Close and reopen ALL open instances of IE for the full changes to take affect.

    re: http://www.space.com/19605-columbia-shuttle-disaster-mystery-object.html

    does not have any Facebook buttons on IT. I cannot reproduce your described symptoms.

    YOU HAVE A MALWARE INFECTION.  (One of your IE Addons is causing the issue by injecting the buttons onto the pages that you visit).

    Start>Control Panel>Windows Defender

    Run a full scan with Windows Defender to identify and remove/disable the offending IE Addon.

    "Incidentally, "Reset all zones to default level" was, and is, greyed out."

    this indicates that you are using Nortons AV products. Run a full scan with it also... ensure first that it is current and up to date.

    can you please repost to http://answers.microsoft.com (Help>Online Support menu from IE).

    Include with your question the name of your AV Program, its version, and whether it is current. (paid for license), and the FULL address (copied from the address bar) of any websites you are having issues with.

    Regards.

    This forum is for:

    Questions regarding Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 and Internet Explorer 11 for the IT Pro Audience. Topics covered are: Installation, Deployment, Configuration, Security, Group Policy, Management questions. If you are a consumer looking for answers or to raise a question, it's highly recommended you head on over to http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us


    Rob^_^

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:03 AM