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Disable the Ability to Customize Toolbars (All Windows) Popular

By right clicking on a toolbar you are usually given the option to Customize, which allows you to change which functions are available from the toolbar. This tweak allows you to disable that function.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value named "NoToolbarCustomize" and set the value to "1" to disable the ability to customize the toolbars.

You may need to log-off for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|NoToolbarCustomizeREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\...|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer]
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer]
Value Name: NoToolbarCustomize
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (1 = enable restriction)

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Last modified: April 4, 2002