If you right-click on the Windows 10 Taskbar, it shows an option called Toolbars, which lets you add various links, address bar, etc. If you do not use this feature and it is making clutter in your menu, you can hide the Toolbars option in the Taskbar right-click menu using the Registry Editor and the Local Group Policy Editor.
Hide Toolbars option in Taskbar context menu
To hide the Toolbars option in the Taskbar right-click context menu using Group Policy, follow these steps:
- Search for gpedit.msc in the Taskbar search box.
- Click on the individual result.
- Go to Start Menu and Taskbar in User Configuration.
- Double-click on the Do not display any custom toolbars in the taskbar setting.
- Select the Enabled option.
- Click on the OK button.
To get started, you have to open the Local Group Policy Editor on your computer. For that, you can search for gpedit.msc in the Taskbar search box and click on the individual search result.
Once it is opened on your screen, navigate to the following path:
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar
Here you can find a setting called Do not display any custom toolbars in the taskbar. You have to double-click on this setting and choose the Enabled option.
Click on the OK button to save the change. After that, you can right-click on your Taskbar, but the Toolbars option won’t be visible anymore.
In case you want to get back the Toolbars option or show it again, you can open the same setting, choose the Not Configured option, and click on the OK button.
Don’t forget to create a System Restore point before following the Registry Editor method.
Show or hide Toolbars option in Taskbar right-click menu using Registry
To show or hide Toolbars option in Taskbar right-click menu using Registry, follow these steps:
- Search for regedit in the Taskbar search box.
- Click on the Registry Editor in the search result.
- Click on the Yes option.
- Navigate to Explorer in HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
- Right-click on the Explorer > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Name it as NoToolbarsOnTaskbar.
- Double-click on it to set the Value data as 1.
- Click on the OK button.
To get started, search for regedit in the Taskbar search box, and click on the Registry Editor in the search result. If the UAC prompt appears, click on the Yes option to open Registry Editor.
Then, navigate to the following path:
For current user only:
For all users:
Right-click on the Explorer > New > DWORD (32-bit), and name it as NoToolbarsOnTaskbar.
Double-click on it to set the Value data as 1.
Click the OK button to save the change. Now, you need to restart your computer to get the change.
If you want to show the Toolbars option in the Taskbar context menu, go to the same path where you created the NoToolbarsOnTaskbar REG_DWORD value, right-click on it, select the Delete option.
At last, confirm the change by clicking the Yes option.
That’s all! Hope this guide helped.