HOW to remove/disable the Start BUTTON Right Click Context Menu  


  1. Posts : 28
    WIN10
       #1

    HOW to remove/disable the Start BUTTON Right Click Context Menu


    Greetings,

    I am using WIN10 64-bit build 18363.657 (1909).

    I have been attempting to DISABLE the start BUTTON right click context menu by using Registry Editor (REGEDIT).

    All I can locate is the following (which does not prevent the right click), even after logging off and restarting the computer.

    Code:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoTrayContextMenu"=dword:00000001
    Any assistance is MUCH appreciated.

    PS I am attempting to do this for school computers to limit the students from venturing into the depths.
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  2. Posts : 65,275
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello SSN651,

    The NoTrayContextMenu DWORD would only be for the policy for taskbar context menus, and not for the Win+X Quick Link menu when you right click on the Start button.

    Enable or Disable Taskbar Context Menus in Windows 10

    I'm not sure about disabling the Win+X Quick Link menu, but you can certainly remove items from it if that may help.

    Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 264
    Windows 10
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello SSN651,

    The NoTrayContextMenu DWORD would only be for the policy for taskbar context menus, and not for the Win+X Quick Link menu when you right click on the Start button.

    Enable or Disable Taskbar Context Menus in Windows 10

    I'm not sure about disabling the Win+X Quick Link menu, but you can certainly remove items from it if that may help.

    Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10
    very useful for hardening remotely access servers...
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  4. Posts : 28
    WIN10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thank you Brink.

    The method linked does work, it removes all menu items.

    However, I don't want to do this manually for EACH computer (40) that I have.

    Wanted to automate this into the Reg file I am preparing for user profile customization.

    Any alternatives?
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 65,275
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #5

    SSN651 said:
    Thank you Brink.

    The method linked does work, it removes all menu items.

    However, I don't want to do this manually for EACH computer (40) that I have.

    Wanted to automate this into the Reg file I am preparing for user profile customization.

    Any alternatives?
    I'm not aware of any.
      My Computers


 

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