Disable right click on the desktop and explorer in Windows 7

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As a security measure, you may want to restrict users not to get the right click context menu in Windows 7 desktop and explorer. Here is a tutorial, on how to disable right click on the desktop and explorer in Windows 7.

As we have said in our previous tutorials; Disable access to Windows Task Manager in Windows 7 and Disable right click on the taskbar in Windows 7; this trick can be used to for creating a Windows 7 based KIOSK or embedded system, for banks or other institutions, or any where where the administrator simply do not want the user to know what operating system is running or simply to stop users to customize the particular computer.

Click Start button, type “regedit” (without the quotation marks) and press Enter from keyboard. Accept the security prompt to run Windows registry editor:

Disable right click on the desktop and explorer in Windows 7

Go to the key: “HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies” ; create a new sub key named “Explorer” by right click over Policies > New > Key :

Disable right click on Windows 7 desktop and explorer

In the right pane, create a new 32 bit DWORD value named “NoViewContextMenu” and set as data “1” (Simply right click on the right pane > New > 32 bit DWORD value to create it):

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Now when you right click on the desktop or explorer, Simply nothing happens.

To re enable right click on the desktop or explorer again, simply delete the subkey you have created or, set the value to “0” (Zero).

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