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How to Disable Right Clicking on Start Menu in Windows 10

May 25th, 2018 by Admin

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.