Remove access to the context menus for the taskbar

This policy setting allows you to remove access to the context menus for the taskbar. If you enable this policy setting the menus that appear when you right-click the taskbar and items on the taskbar are hidden such as the Start button the clock and the taskbar buttons. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the context menus for the taskbar are available. This policy setting does not prevent users from using other methods to issue the commands that appear on these menus.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Start Menu and Taskbar


* 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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