No "improvement" necessary, just user configuration.
The web search button has the additional feature, that the search text isn't necessary in the URL bar, but it also works from some selected text inside the page. Or right-clicking it allows to choose another search engine easily.
Edit > Configuration > Toolbars
this opens the file toolbars.cfg. Find your buttons, each consists of a few lines in a block, and hide them all by placing comment signs (#) in the beginning of those lines.
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