Remove printing functions from Internet Explorer.

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This setting can control the printing functions in Internet Explorer. You can remove the Print and Print Preview options from the File menu as well as stop these icons from functioning from the toolbar.
Level: Recommended For Novice Users
Description:
You can control some features and behaviors in internet explorer. If you go to file > print/print preview in internet explorer, internet explorer will show print or print preview dialog. You can remove these options from the file menu. In addition, the functioning of print and print preview icons located on the toolbar is turned off. Furthermore, the page setup option on file menu is also disabled with the same setting. Important: even if you enable the print function in internet explorer, all the open internet explorer windows will not show the effect. For this, go to start > run, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a dword value noprinting at hkey_current_user and hkey_local_machine registry paths, if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value to 1 which can remove print functions from internet explorer. However, if you want to get back to the original state, change the value to 0. Restart internet explorer for the changes to take effect. Note: this feature works on internet explorer version 5 and above. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.




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First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Go to <b>[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\]</b> key and create a new key with the name "Internet Explorer" under "Microsoft".
Then, create a "Restrictions" key under "Internet Explorer".
Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoPrinting" in "Restrictions" key.
The created DWORD value will look like below.
Next, right-click on the "NoPrinting" DWORD value and click on 'Modify'.
Finally, enter the value "1" in the text-box provided and click on 'OK'. Once you are done, follow the above steps to create similar registry keys and DWORD value at <b>[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\]</b>.


Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Internet Explorer
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Restrictions
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: NoPrinting
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\]
  • Location: Local Machine
  • Value Name: Internet Explorer
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\]
  • Location: Local Machine
  • Value Name: Restrictions
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions\]
  • Location: Local Machine
  • Value Name: NoPrinting
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry


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