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Restrict toolbar manipulation on Taskbar (For Current User).

This setting can disable adding, removing or moving the toolbars on the Taskbar.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Normally, you can manipulate your Taskbar by adding or removing toolbars, or by moving the position of toolbars. But, on enabling this setting, you cannot manipulate toolbars from the Taskbar.

NoCloseDragDropBands:
It does not allow user to manipulate the existing toolbar. The toolbar can not be removed or added if this setting has been made enabled earlier. Even doesn’t allow the user to change the position of toolbars on Taskbar.

NoMovingBands:
This setting can lock the toolbar without applying a check mark on “Lock the Taskbar” option.

Now you can set the preferred setting as listed below.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create the DWORD values “NoCloseDragDropBands” and “NoMovingBands”, if they do not exist.

Now, right-click and modify their value to “1” to change the Taskbar settings. However, if you want to get back to the original state, change the value to “0”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Toolbar Movements Restrictions.reg

The '.reg' file restricts toolbar manipulation on Taskbar.

Restore Toolbar Movements (Default).reg

The '.reg' file enables toolbar manipulation on Taskbar.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Changes are ristricted in the existing toolbars so no modifications like adding or removing toolbars can be done.

Changes can be made by default in the existing toolbars.

Locks the Taskbar even in case the option to lock is unchecked.

'Lock the Taskbar' option is in the default state.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] , right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoCloseDragDropBands" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "NoCloseDragDropBands" and click on 'Modify'.

Enter the value User "1" without quotation in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] , right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoMovingBands" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "NoMovingBands" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value User "1" without quotation in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Showing Windows Version on the Desktop (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

Enabling this option will show the Version information of Windows on the desktop and disabling the option will hide this information from desktop.

Do not save changed icon position on desktop (For All Users)

Category : Display > Desktop

Users can change the positions of icons and place them anywhere on the desktop. Windows saves such settings even when the user logs off or restarts the system. This setting can let you disable such feature.

Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For Current User in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.

Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For All Users in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.

Prevent changes to “Active Desktop” settings.

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting removes the options from Desktop, where you can make changes to the “Active Desktop” settings.

 
 
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