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Published on 06.11.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable the Full Screen Menu Option in Internet Explorer

Learn how to disable Internet Explorer’s Full Screen menu option in Windows 7.

If you enable this policy, the Full Screen command on the View menu will appear dimmed, and pressing F11 will not display the browser in a full screen.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can display the browser in a full screen.

This policy is intended to prevent users from displaying the browser without toolbars, which might be confusing for some beginning users.

Disable IE’s Full Screen Menu Option

  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 View menu: Disable Full Screen menu option in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.


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