This quick edit shortcut button or some people say it a “wrench icon” can be seen at the right side of Blogger widget area and also at the footer section. With this shortcut feature, you can quickly make changes to the widget or completely remove it without going into the layout section in the dashboard.
But there’s one issue with this quick editing tool icon in Blogger is that it is visible to both the Blog admin as well as the users who visits your blog but changes can only be done by the admin. This wrench icon is a very handy feature for Blogger users but it might also have some negative impacts on your site’s SEO, loading speed, and look of your blog.
These quick editing icons are just tiny images showing on your blog and do not have any metadata(alt and title tags) associated with them. So, removing them from your website is a good option. There are two ways to do so, I have mentioned both of them below.
Turn Off Quick Editing Tools in Blogger [1st Method]
Turn Off Wrench Icon in Blogger [2nd Method]
Step 3. Once you have found the above code, paste the below code just before the ]]></b:skin> line. (See Screenshot below)
Step 4. Save the changes. Click “Hide Warning” before saving the template.
The quick editing tools icon or wrench icon will now disappear from your blog. To add the icon back, just revert the settings you have implemented before.
If you still have any doubts, feel free to ask them in the comments below. Please share this how-to guide with your friends.