How to Disable Right Clicking on Start Menu in Windows 10

May 25th, 2018 by Admin Leave a reply »

Is it possible to disable context menu in the Start Menu in Windows 10? How can I stop users from right clicking on the Start Menu and making changes? In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 simple ways to remove the ability to right click on the Start Menu in Windows 10.

Method 1: Disable Right Clicking on Start Menu Using Group Policy

  1. Press the Windows key and R at the same time to invoke a Run command. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter.

  2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu and Taskbar. Double-click the “Disable context menus in the Start Menu” policy in the right pane.

  3. Select Enabled and click OK.

    Now, when you right-click on the apps in the Start Menu, the context menu will not show up any longer.

Method 2: Disable Right Clicking on Start Menu Using Registry Editor

  1. Press the Windows key and R at the same time to invoke a Run command. Type regedit and press Enter.

  2. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

    If you do not have the “Explorer” subkey, then just create it.

  3. Create a new 32-bit DWORD value DisableContextMenusInStart, and set it to 1 to disable the context menu in the Start Menu.

  4. Close Registry Editor and reboot for the changes to take effect.