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Restrict viewing source in Internet Explorer (For Windows 98/Me).

Internet Explorer gives the option to view the source of a webpage. With this setting, you can turn off the function to view the source.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me
Internet Explorer gives the option to view the source of a webpage. You can choose the option “View Source” in Internet Explorer by right-clicking on the webpage or from the “View” menu select “Source” option. Upon choosing this option, Internet Explorer will start Notepad, the default source editor, to show the source HTML of the current web page. However, you can turn off the function to view source of a webpage with this setting.

Important:
Even if you enable the source view function, all the open Internet Explorer windows will not show the effect.

For this, go to Start > Run, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create the DWORD values “NoViewSource” and “NoBrowserContextMenu” at HKEY_CURRENT_USER and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry paths, if they do not exist.

Now, right-click and modify their values to “1” which can restrict source view in Internet Explorer. However, if you want to get back to the original state, change their values to “0”.

Restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect.

NOTE:
Though “NoViewSource” value can disable the “Source” option in “View” menu, the user can access HTML source by right-clicking on the webpage. Therefore, to completely turn off the users’ ability to view the page source, the “NoBrowserContextMenu” value must be added.

Disable View Source in IE.Reg

The '.reg' file to disable "View Source" in Internet Explorer.

Show View Source in IE (Default).Reg

The '.reg' file to enable the "View Source" option in Internet Explorer.

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

The "Source" item inside "View" menu and the right-click menu on Internet Explorer webpage are disabled.

The "Source" item in the "View" menu and the "View Source" option available on right-clicking of a webpage are accessible.

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

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\] key and create a new key with the name "Internet Explorer" under "Microsoft".

Then, create a "Restrictions" key under "Internet Explorer".

Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoViewSource" in "Restrictions" key.

Here, right-click on the "NoViewSource" DWORD Value and click on 'Modify'.

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

Once again right-click in the open area to create another DWORD Value with the name "NoBrowserContextMenu" in "Restrictions" key.

Further, right-click on the "NoBrowserContextMenu" DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'. Once you are done, follow the above steps to create similar registry keys and DWORD value at [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\].

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