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How to remove the “I Like It” and “Tags & Notes” buttons from the ribbon in SharePoint 2010

Posted on September 18, 2010
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I've seen this question pop up on the forums from time to time, and it an understandable business requirement. Not every company want these buttons on their internal (or external) websites. Now my first thought to get rid of these was to use the HideCustomAction functionality, but after digging around for a big I realized there's a far easier way to turn it off.

Turns out that the two buttons are simply a part of the "Social Tags and Note Board Ribbon Controls" farm feature. So if you want to get rid of them permanently from your farm, just disable this feature and boom away you go. You can find this feature in Central Administration, under "System settings -> Manage farm features". Here's a couple of pictures to demonstrate.

Deactivate Social Tags and Note Board Ribbon Controls feature

Where to deactivate the Social Tags and Note Board Ribbon Controls feature

Social Tags and Note Board Ribbon Controls after deactivation

Notice how the buttons went away after we deactivated them

How to remove the "I Like It" and "Tags & Notes" buttons from the ribbon in SharePoint 2010, 4.3 out of 5 based on 8 ratings
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  1. Very helpful, the problem that I have at the moment is when I disable the social tags and notes they disappear but then so does the my site and my profile link which appears under the drop down menu on the right. Is there a way to remove the social tags and notes but make sure that my links for the personal pages on the right stay? Any help or tips would be great.

  2. I added display none to s4-socialdata-notif. The links to my site and my profile are intact and the buttons gone.
    .s4-socialdata-notif
    {
    display:none;
    }
    /Gustav

  3. Thanks for the solution it worked fine.

  4. I have activate the feature ‘ Social Tags and Note Board Ribbon Controls’ in centeral admin.
    but still this feature is not displaying in my Website(i am working on Publishing Site).

  5. Thanks brother

    it is very helpful…


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