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Published on 06.08.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable Changing Font Settings in Internet Explorer

Learn how to disable changing Internet Explorer’s font settings in Windows 7.

If you enable this policy, users will not be able to change font settings for viewing Web pages. All font settings visible after pressing the “Fonts” button on the General Tab in the Internet Options dialog box will be disabled.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can change the default fonts for viewing 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.

Note: The default font settings colors are ignored in cases in which the Web page author has specified the font attributes.

Disable Changing IE’s Font 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 font 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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