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Internet Explorer Toolbar Restrictions (All Windows)
Category: Home > Software > Internet Explorer > Security

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These restrictions allow you to selectively control which toolbars are available in Internet Explorer, including the Address, Tool and Links bars.

Open your registry and find the key below. Create the key if it does not already exist.

Create a new DWORD value based on the options below, and set the new value to equal "1" to enable the restriction or "0" to disable the restriction.

  • NoToolbarOptions - Disable the ability to change toolbar selection.
  • NoAddressBar - Disable the address bar.
  • NoToolBar - Disable the tool bar.
  • NoLinksBar - Disable the links bar.

Restart Internet Explorer for the restrictions to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|NoToolbarOptionsREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|NoAddressBar REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|NoToolBar REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|NoLinksBar REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
-
|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbars...|
-

Settings:
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbars\
Restrictions]

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
Toolbars\Restrictions]

Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = disable restriction, 1 = enable restriction)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last Modified: April 23, 2003

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