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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.