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Published on 06.16.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable Developer Tools in Internet Explorer

Learn how to disable Internet Explorer’s developer tools in Windows 7.

This policy setting allows you to manage whether users have access to Developer Tools in Internet Explorer.

If you enable this policy setting, users will not have access to Developer Tools.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users will have access to Developer Tools.

Disable Developer Tools in IE

  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, Internet Explorer, and then select Toolbars in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Turn off Developer Tools in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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  1. via dez, solution via Andrew says:

    is easier than this

    developer tools need to be pinned down if they open as seprate window.

    pin it down then close it, it will pin down to you open explorer and the original will close.

    once it is pinned down and closed it will stay closed.

    hope it hels you all.

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