Disabling right click on desktop?

NaeBay 1 Reputation point

I am setting up a lockdown type of PC and need to disable the right click on the desktop, no access to search for programs, no access to the start menu at all. I would like to also disable the Windows key on the keyboard. How can I do this using regedit or local group policy editors?

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  1. S.Sengupta 16,571 Reputation points MVP

    In Start Search type gpedit.msc to open group policy editor tool

    Navigate User Configuration => Administrative Templates => Windows Components. Then in the Right Pane Double-Click on File Explorer.

    Now Scroll Down and Double-Click on Remove File Explorer’s default context menu.

    Now Remove File Explorer’s default context menu dialog box will prompt. Then Select Enable Radio button. Then Click on Apply and then OK.


    The show or no-show of search box and search button on Taskbar is controlled by the 32-bit DWORD registry value named SearchboxTaskbarMode in the following registry key:

    The possible values corresponding to the options above are:

    Disable: 0
    Show search icon: 1
    Show search box: 2


    Open Group policy editor by typing Gpedit.msc and hit enter key.

    User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\

    Double-click on the policy-setting named “Prevent changes to Taskbar and Start Menu Settings” and it will open up in another window. Now change the toggle option from Not Configured to Enabled.

    Click OK

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