ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Technology»
  • Internet & the Web»
  • Blogs

How to Stop Quick Editing Tools From Showing on Your Blogger Blog

Updated on February 27, 2013
Blogger quick edit tools icon
Blogger quick edit tools icon

Quick edit tools are displayed as a wrench and screwdriver icon beside each widget on your Blogger blog. The purpose of the quick edit tools is to give you a one click way to edit different aspects of your blogger page. When they are showing, no one else, but you, can see them or edit your blog. I will discuss two different ways of stopping the quick edit tools from showing, if you don't like them.

*The following instructions are for use with the classic Blogger interface. I'm not sure how much different it would be in the updated interface, but you can freely switch back and forth between the two.

The first way to stop the quick edit icons from showing on your Blogger page is to simply change the setting. Here's how:

1. Sign into your Blogger blog from the navbar on the top of the screen or the "powered by Blogger" link in the footer.

2. Click on the "Settings" link in the "Manage Blog" area.

3. Scroll down to the "Show Quick Editing on your Blog?" option and select "No"

4. Scroll down and push "Save Settings"

5. Now when you look at your Blogger blog, the icons should be gone.

The second option can be used if the first option doesn't work. This happened on my blog, which is the reason I'm writing this. Hopefully I can save someone else the frustration I just went through. If for some reason setting the "show quick edit icons" to no doesn't work, try this:

1. Sign into your Blogger Blog from the navbar or attribution footer.

2. Click "Design" in the "Manage Blogs" area.

3. Click the "Edit HTML" link in the upper left hand corner.

4. Save your blog by clicking "Download Full Template" so you have a back-up.

5. Find the code similar to the code below, it should be near the beginning of the HTML.

Blogger Template Style
Name: Watermark
Designer: Josh Peterson
----------------------------------------------- */

6. Just below the dotted line, insert the following code. You can copy and paste it into the HTML.


7. Push "enter" then click "Save Template". When you view your blog the quick edit tools should no longer appear.

8. To get the tools to display again, simply remove the code and "Save Template".

Hopefully this helps.

- Related post: Tips on getting search traffic to your Blogger blog


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Durga Siva Naga Sai 4 years ago

      thanks dude

    • Chad Claeyssen profile image

      Chad Claeyssen 5 years ago from Loveland, Colorado

      Jax, you're welcome. Glad I could help.

    • profile image

      Jax 5 years ago

      Thank you so much!!!!! I just did this and it worked like a charm!!!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)