|Remove the Ability to Right Click on the Start Button (All Windows)|
Category: Home > Security > Start Menu and Taskbar
Usually when a user right clicks on the start button they are able to select Open, Explore or Find. Use this tweak to remove these options and secure your desktop.
Open your registry and find the key [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell] then rename it from 'shell' to 'shell.old'.
Do the same with the key [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell] and rename it to [...\shell.old].
Once complete the two original keys should now be called [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell.old] and [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell.old] respectively.
Now when you right click on the start button, you should no longer be given the option to Open, Explore or Find.
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: October 24, 2002