How to Remove a New Tag on SharePoint


Whenever a new item is added to a library or list in SharePoint, the new item tag is displayed next to the item's title for a specified number of days. Removing the new item tag universally across a Web application requires setting the "Days to Show New Icon" property value to "0" using Office SharePoint Server's command line tool, STSADM.EXE. To utilize this tool, you must have administrator access to the SharePoint server. If you want to limit this change to one particular page, you can simply use the Content Editor Web Part (CEWP) to manipulate the style sheet "IMG" element for the new item icon.

Things You'll Need

  • SharePoint 2010

Remove the New Item Tag Across a Web Application

  • Click on the Windows "Start" button and select "Command Prompt."

  • Type the following command at the prompt and press "Enter" to launch the STSADM.exe tool:

    cd /d %programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN

    In Office SharePoint Server 2010, the STSADM.exe tool is typically located in the BIN folder of the 14 HIVE directory.

  • Type the following method on the command line and press "Enter":

    stsadm -o setproperty -pn days-to-show-new-icon -pv 0 -URL [Server URL]

    Replace [Server URL] with the URL for the Web application on your server, such as "https://prs-dev/". This action prevents the new item tag from appearing when a new item is added to a list or library.

Remove the New Item Tag From One Page

  • Open up your SharePoint site. Select "Edit Page" from the Site Actions menu drop-down. Under "Editing Tools," select "Insert." Choose "Web Part" from the ribbon menu that appears.

  • Click "Media and Content" under the Categories heading. Select "Content Editor" and click "Add" to insert the new Web part to the page.

  • Click on the "Click to add new content here" link in the new CEWP. Under "Editing Tools," select "Format Text." Select "Edit HTML Source" from the HTML ribbon menu drop-down to activate the source editor.

  • Add the following text to the source editor and new items on this page will no longer display the new item tag:

    <style> {display:none;} </style>

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