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Disable right-click menu and ability to change item order in Start menu.

This setting can disable right-click menu in Start menu as well as sub-menus of Start menu. Included to this is applying restrictions on changing the order of items in sub-menus of Start menu.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Normally, users can reorder Start menu as well as its sub-menu items by dragging and dropping the item. They can display context menus by right-clicking a Start menu item. Applying this registry setting can prevent users from using the drag-and-drop method to reorder items on the Start menu. Also, it removes context menus from the Start menu.

For this, go to Start > Run, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value “NoChangeStartMenu”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” which can disable context menu and item reordering from Start menu. However, if you want to enable the options back, change the value data to “0” or delete the value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Disable Common Items (Start menu).reg

The '.reg' file can disable context menu and reordering of items on Start Menu.

Enable Common Items (Start menu) (Default).reg

The '.reg' file can enable context menu and reordering of items on Start Menu.

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

Context menu and reordering of items on Start menu is disabled.

Context menu and reordering of items on Start menu is enabled, by default.

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\] Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoChangeStartMenu" in "Explorer" key.

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

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Clear the computer names searched on a network.

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting allows you to clear the names of all computers that were passed as arguments while searching a computer on the network.

Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For Current User).

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting can remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu, if it is currently shown.

Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For All Users).

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting can remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu, if it is currently shown.

Clear the recently accessed documents list.

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting enables you to delete the documents in "Recent Documents" folder.

Clear history of recently accessed entries on logoff.

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting enables you to clear the recently accessed documents list on Start Menu as well as the Internet Explorer URL history, when you log off your system.

 
 
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