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Remove the Option to Change or Hide Toolbars (All Windows) Popular

By default users are able to select which toolbars are displayed either be right clicking the toolbar itself, or by changing the options from the View menu. This tweak locks the toolbars, removing the ability to change which are displayed.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new value named "NoBandCustomize" and set it to equal "1" to enable the restriction.

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

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|NoBandCustomizeREG_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: NoBandCustomize
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (1 = enable restriction)

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Last modified: April 4, 2002