Remove The Blogger Quick Edit Pencil And Spanner Icons

Posted : Saturday, March 06, 2010 | Post Author : Paul Crowe | 10 comments

A recent question i received was about the quick edit icons on blogger.The quick edit icons are the spanner and screwdriver that appear below all the gadgets on your blog and the pencil that appears at the top or bottom of your blog posts.

These icons are shortcuts you can use when on your blog to make quick changes.The spanner and screwdriver can be clicked to make a change to any gadget in your sidebar or elsewhere on your blog while the pencil can be clicked to edit a post. I actually find these very useful, however if you want them removed from your blog it’s an easy process.

Screenshot Of Blogger Quick Edit Options

The quick edit pencil for editing your posts and the quick edit spanner and screwdriver for editing your gadgets are removed separately and here’s how it’s done.

Remove Quick Edit Pencil

Step 1. In your blogger dashboard click ‘Layout’

Step 2. Click the ‘Edit’ option for your blog posts as shown below :

remove quick edit blogger

Step 3. UN-Check the ‘Show Quick Editing’ box as shown below :

Step 4. Click save and the quick edit pencil will no longer appear on your blog.

Remove Quick Edit Spanner and Screwdriver

Step 1. – In Your (New Design) Blogger Dashboard Click The Drop Down Menu For Your Blog > Choose Customize > Advanced > Add Css, as shown in the video below.

Step 2. Copy and Paste the following code into the Css Section then click Apply To Blog.


Save your template and the quick edit tools have been removed from your blog.

You can always switch back in the future, and remember if you keep them in place no one else can use them.

Drop Your Comments And Questions Below.


  1. what is 5 comments???


  2. @ Turfa – In the screenshot for step 2 ? Basically this is how the number of comments is displayed on your blog (5 is just an example number).So on the home page usually below the post it will have a link to the comments that will read ‘5 Comments’ also above the actual comments (?You can see it above your comment here) the number is displayed.You could change it from comments to something like ‘5 Replies’ or ‘5 Cool Comments’….


  3. Thanks that’s work ^^


  4. Hey….It’s really work…..!!! Thank You Very Much for suggestion….


  5. edgeindustrialphotographyJuly 8, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    I love you! finally got rid of
    the Quick Edit Spanner and Screwdriver.
    all the other ones I tried where you had
    to insert into the existing code never
    worked for me.
    yours applying it directly above did!


  6. Thank you! Every other instruction piece I read was for the old style blogger. This one worked for the new design. You are a life saver!


  7. Thank you so much, I just did this and it worked like a charm 🙂


  8. I felt difficult in removing tools (edit) from the Blog. Your video was very useful. Hats Off for the same. Thanks.


  9. Thanks a lot!!


  10. Hi! I did it, and on the preview the quick edit disappeared. But in my blog is still present! even if I saved and all :/ the curious fact is that I have two blogs, and it’s not working only in this one…