Disable Context Menu For Taskbar In Windows 10/8/7

The Registry Editor is one of the best tweaking utility available inside Windows. Using registry manipulations, you’re able to set a setting according to what suits best from it for you. We’ve covered a series of registry articles on The Windows Club. Today I’m going to share you yet another registry trick which will help you to assign different behavior to taskbar context menu. You can disable context menu for the Taskbar.

Disable context menu for Taskbar

Disable Context Menu For Taskbar

We all know that whenever right-click on the taskbar, a context menu appears, which has some default options. In Windows 7, you can even right-click on the Start Button on the taskbar.

In case you want to disable right-click context menu, you need to make some modifications in the registry keys. Here is the method to do so.

 Registry Method To Disable Right Click Context

1. Press Windows Key + R combination, type put Regedt32.exe in Run dialog box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.

2. Navigate here:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

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3. In the left pane of this location, create a subkey of Polices using Right Click -> New -> Key. Name it as Explorer. Now come to the right pane of Explorer subkey so created. In the vacant space, make a right-click and select New -> DWORD, rename the DWORD so created to NoViewContextMenu.

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4. Double click on the DWORD and set its Value data equals to 1. Similarly, at the same registry location, create another DWORD named NoTrayContextMenu and set its Value data 1 as well.

That’s it! Restart Explorer and you’ll no longer be able to see right-click context menu over taskbar. Please note that the right context menu gets locked or disappears for the vacant space, Start Button and the clock. The right-click context menu for taskbar pinned programs and the notification area icon remains unaffected.

 Have a nice day!

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An Electrical Engineer by profession, Kapil is a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Content Creator. Please read the entire post & the comments first & create a system restore point before making any changes to your system.