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Published on 06.09.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable the Context Menu in Internet Explorer

Learn how to disable Internet Explorer’s context menu in Windows 7.

Prevents the shortcut menu from appearing when users click the right mouse button while using the browser.

If you enable this policy, the shortcut menu will not appear when users point to a Web page, and then click the right mouse button.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can use the shortcut menu.

This policy can be used to ensure that the shortcut menu is not used as an alternate method of running commands that have been removed from other parts of the interface.

Disable IE’s Context Menu

  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 Browser menus in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


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


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