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Saturday, 24 December 2011

How to disable Right click on Desktop?

This tweak removes the context menu that would normally appear when the user right clicks on the desktop or in the Explorer right results.

Previously I posted a tutorial How to disable "Turn off Computer" button on start menu. In this post i want to show you how to disable the right click functionality on desktop and explorer by using a simple registry hack. The bad thing is that people can still drag files and folders and drop them everywhere but it does provide some level of protection.

Lets start:

To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights.

1. Go to Start > Run > type REGEDIT and hit enter. Navigate to:


2. Here in right side panel, right click to create a new DWORD value with the name NoViewContextMenu (it is case sensitive), then assign number 1 in value data box.

Adding the registry tweak above will disable mouse right click for ALL users. If you only want to disable for the current logged in user, you should add the registry tweak to HKEY_CURRENT_USER instead of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.


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