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Published on 06.04.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable Changing Accessibility Settings in Internet Explorer

Learn how to prevent changing Internet Explorer’s accessibility settings in Windows 7.

If you enable this policy, the user cannot modify the Accessibility options. All options in the “Accessibility” window on the General Tab in the Internet Options dialog box appear dimmed.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can change accessibility settings, such as overriding fonts and colors on Web pages.

If you set the “Disable the General page” policy (located in \User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel), you do not need to set this policy, because the “Disable the General page” policy removes the General tab from the interface.

Prevent Changing Internet Explorer’s Accessibility Settings

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and then select Internet Explorer in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Disable changing accessibility settings in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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