Need to remove 'Define' option from ALL context menus in Edge Chromium.

TJ Pacheco 6 Reputation points
2022-11-01T13:24:11.537+00:00

I know individually it can be disabled in Edge Settings. We need to be able to disable this through registry but unable to find the key that controls this.

We have already disabled the 'Hover' - Mini Menu as well as Search Bing in sidebar. Users are still able to highlight a word, right click and choose 'Define' It will then open sidebar again to search for definitions or answers etc... There is a toggle in Edge settings under the appearance section to disable the 'Define Smart action'. we need to be able to push out this change to all users via registry or oma uri... Having difficulty locating the registry key that is tied to this toggle. Thanks

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  1. Yu Zhou-MSFT 12,781 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-11-02T05:33:18.713+00:00

    Hi @TJ Pacheco

    AFAIK, there's no registry or group policy can remove 'Define' option in Edge context menu now.

    The only related registry/policy for smart actions is SmartActionsBlockList. But according to the doc, it can only block smart actions in PDF now. Maybe that can't meet all your requirements, so I suggest that you can provide feedback to Edge team about adding this feature. You can press Alt+Shift+I in Edge to send the feedback. They will check the feedback and improve the product continuously. Thanks for your understanding.


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