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Published on 06.16.09 by Brent Trahan

Prevent Configuring the Text Color in Internet Explorer

Learn how to prevent a user from configuring Internet Explorer’s text color in Windows 7.

This policy setting allows you to manage whether users can choose text color in Internet Explorer.

If you enable this policy setting, a user cannot choose text color in Internet Explorer. You must specify the text color (for example: 192,192,192).

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users can choose the text color in Internet Explorer.

Prevent Configuring the Text Color 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, Internet Settings, Display settings, and then select General Colors in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Prevent users from configuring text color in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable, set the text color, and then click OK to save the changes.


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