Enable or disable right-click context menu in Internet Explorer

This post will show you how to enable or disable right-click context menu in Internet Explorer 10/11 in Windows 7/8/10. There may be reason why you may want to disable the context menu – or if you find that the IE context menu is disabled, you can re-enable it using the procedure mentioned in this post.

Enable or disable right-click context menu in Internet Explorer

Using Registry Editor

Open regedit and navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions

Check the value of NoBrowserContextMenu. It should be set at 1, if you want to disable the context menu, and set at o, if you want the context menu to be enabled.

Right click on NoBrowserContextMenu and select Modify. Here change its value as per your requirement. Click OK

Do the same in the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions

Reboot.

Using Group Policy Editor

Run gpedit.msc and hit Enter to open the Group Policy Editor. Navigate to the User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Browser menus setting.

In the right side pane, double-click on Disable Context menu. Select Configured to disable the context menu in Internet Explorer.

Hope this helps.

Also read: How to enable or disable right-click context menus in File Explorer.

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