Disable changes in links option in general tab in Internet Explorer

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This setting disables making any change in links in general tab of Internet Options dialog.
Level: Recommended For Experts Only
You can set different colors for the web sites visited and for not visited. It is individual requirement, which makes it easy to work, particularly the user, who use high-contrast color schemes. These changes can be done and seen after clicking on links box through color button in general tab. The changes in the registry can disable it. For this, you have to make changes in the registry. Go to "start->run" and enter "regedit" and click "ok". In the registry tree, create the folder "control panel" if not existing. Search the key. Enter the value dword value for "links". Enter the value "1" to enable the setting and "0" to disable it. Click ok and close the registry editor. Restart the system or logoff to see the changes taking effect. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.


First, click the Start button, and select Run. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Second, go to <b>[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\] </b>and create a new key "Internet Explorer".
Third, create a subkey "Control Panel" under "Internet Explorer".
Fourth, create a DWORD value "Links".
Now,right-click on "Links" and select 'Modify'.
Finally, set the "Value Data" to 1in the textbox provided and click on 'OK'.

Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Links
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry

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