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Published on 05.25.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable the Taskbar Context Menus

Learn how to disable the taskbar context menus in Windows 7.

Hides the menus that appear when you right-click the taskbar and items on the taskbar, such as the Start button, the clock, and the taskbar buttons.

This setting does not prevent users from using other methods to issue the commands that appear on these menus.

Disable the Taskbar Context Menus

  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, and then select Start Menu and Taskbar in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Remove access to the context menus for the taskbar in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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