Attempting to remove the "Reports" & "Tools" items from the homepages of Contact, Account, & Opportunity - is this possible, and if so, how?
If you are open for writing Code then here is one alternative.
- Create a VF page and list all contact give link to standard edit/ new screen (same like existing list page)
- Add tab for this VF page
- Remove existing Contact tab from UI
Repeat above steps for all other objects.
This needs development efforts but you will be able to control everything non the list view page.
.. but that would hide that div for all pages so you'd need to check the URL etc. too. In short, I think you're better off leaving it as is.