Disable Right Click – Fun with computer
This is the next tutorial in “Registry tricks”. In this tutorial we will learn how to disable right click menu in windows explorer. It’s not a troubleshooting tip but just a fun with computer which you can use to play with your friends. They will think their mouse is not working. We will be modifying windows registry to get this done in as easy as 1 – 2 – 3 done!. If you are not sure what windows registry is, consider reading “Introduction to Windows Registry”.
How we can disable right click ?
We are going to disable right click by modifying the registry key “[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\].
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Step 1. Open Windows Registry
- Windows XP users can type regedit in start=>Run dialog box.
Just type regedit In windows 7 start menu search box.
Step 2. Navigate to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies]
Step3. Right Click on the “Right Pane” of registry editor (The white space) and select “new=>DwordValue”
Step 4. As the name of the Dowrd Value, Put “NoViewContextMenu” without quotes..
Step 5. Double Click on “NoViewContextMenu” and then put 1 as the value data.
That’s all needs to be done. Now Simply log off and re login (Or restart your computer). You will see Right click is not working. After 1-2 tries you will get used to it and can complete the above 5 steps in couple of seconds and make your friends scream .
To disable this, simply delete the value or change the value data to 0 (Step 5).
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The registry key we used above (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies) contains polies for the user. Windows shell (Explorer.exe) reads this key to determine the way it will behave with this user. Basically these settings are used by system admins in organizations to restricts users with specific components.
Disclaimer : This tutorial requires making changes in Windows Registry. Do not mess with the keys you do not know about. It can cause your system to become unstable. If something goes wrong, Do not panic and try to undo what you have or ask for help with detailed information about what sort of problem you are encountering . You should backup registry before attempting to make any changes.