Disable the ability to change toolbar selection status in Internet Explorer (For Current User).

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This setting can turn off the function to activate/deactivate toolbars in Internet Explorer. It prevents users from messing with toolbars by changing their selections regularly in Internet Explorer.
Level: Recommended For Novice Users
Description:
In internet explorers' view menu, theres an item toolbars which lists different toolbars associated with the browser. These toolbars can be activated/deactivated by applying/removing the tick marks on the menu item. This setting disables the ability to select any bar in the toolbars sub-menu. That is, it prevents you from changing the tick marks that cause the standard buttons, address bar and links on your browser to either show or hide. For example, you can not make the address bar disappear or reappear. However, it does not prevent you from adding or deleting buttons from the currently displayed toolbars on the browser. Further, this setting doesnt apply on any other menu item of the toolbars sub-menu, except the above named toolbars. This setting is useful in a kiosk, library, or public outlets where you don't want users to change toolbars selection in internet explorer. For this go to start > run, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. If any of the subkeys internet explorer\toolbars\restrictions is not present, create it as explained below. Then, create a dword value notoolbaroptions, if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value to 1 which can avoid changing of toolbars selection in internet explorer. However, if you want to go back to the original state, change the value to 0. The changes will take effect after a restart or logoff. Note: this setting can be applied to windows explorer as well. 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>, and right-click to create a subkey "Internet Explorer" under "Microsoft".
Create another key "Toolbars" under "Internet Explorer".
In the hierarchy create "Restrictions" subkey.
Then, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD value with the name "NoToolbarOptions".
After creating "NoToolbarOptions" DWORD value, right-click on it and click on 'Modify'.
Finally, enter the value "1" in the text-box and click on 'OK'.


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


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