Disable customizing browser toolbar buttons

Prevents users from determining which buttons appear on the Microsoft Internet Explorer and File Explorer standard toolbars. The buttons appearing on the toolbar can be customized by the “Customize” option. This is present under the Toolbars submenu of the View menu in Internet Explorer 6 and under the Toolbars submenu of the Tools menu in the Command bar in subsequent versions of Internet Explorer. If you enable this policy the Customize option will be removed from the menu. If you disable this policy or do not configure it users can customize which buttons appear on the Internet Explorer and File Explorer toolbars. This policy can be used in coordination with the “Disable customizing browser toolbars” policy which prevents users from determining which toolbars are displayed in Internet Explorer and File Explorer.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # NoToolbarCustomize

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Toolbars


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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