How to disable right-click menu in Windows 11 or Windows 10

Right-click is widely used in the Windows operating system. The right-click menu opens an additional context menu for options, depending on what you click on.

In some cases, you may want to block the right-click menu. This is necessary, for example, if you share the computer or have made it available to third parties. By disabling the right-click menu, you can prevent settings from being changed in this way.

In this article, you will read how to disable access to the right-click menu via the Windows registry. In addition, you will read how to block the right-click menu for the taskbar, the start menu, file explorer, or the desktop.

How to disable right-click menu in Windows 11 or Windows 10

How to block right-click menu for the taskbar

Change the key below in the Windows registry to prevent users from right-clicking to customize the taskbar.

Open the Windows registry. Click on Windows Search, and type regedit.exe.  Go to the key:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Right-click on “Explorer” click on New and then DWORD 32-bit value. Name this value “NoTrayContextMenu” and change the value data to “1” to block right-click on the taskbar and to “0” to enable right-click on the taskbar.

NoTrayContextMenu

Reboot your computer to block right-click on the taskbar.

How to disable right-click menu for the Start menu

To prevent users from modifying the Start menu with the right-click, change the key below in the Windows registry.

Open the Windows registry. Click on Windows Search, and type regedit.exe. Go to the key:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Right-click on “Explorer” click on New and then DWORD 32-bit value. Name this value “DisableContextMenusInStart” and change the value data to “1” to block right-click in the Start menu and to “0” to enable right-click in the Start menu.

DisableContextMenusInStart

Restart your computer to block right-click in the Start menu.

How to disable right-click menu for File Explorer or desktop

To prevent users from right-clicking to customize File Explorer, or the desktop then change the key below in the Windows registry.

Open the Windows registry. Click on Windows Search, and type regedit.exe. Go to the key:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Right-click on “Explorer” click on New and then DWORD 32-bit value. Name this value “NoViewContextMenu” and change the value data to “1” to block right-click in File Explorer and to “0” to enable right-click in File Explorer.

NoViewContextMenu

Reboot your computer to block right-click in File Explorer or the desktop.

I hope to have helped you with this. Thanks for reading!

Learn more: how to block Microsoft Store in Windows 11.

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