Sunday, November 30, 2008

Disable Right-Click on the Start Button

As part of securing the desktop, disable the ability to right-click on the start button and select the command options Open, Explore and Find.

Navigate to:
HCR\Directory\shell

And to:
HCR\Folder\Shell


For both these keys, rename "shell" to "shell.old". Exit the Registry editor and right click on the start button: the options will not be available. To re-enable them, simply remove the “.old” suffix.


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The Windows Registry is a database which stores settings and options for Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains normally information and settings for hardware, operating system software, most non-operating system software, and per-user settings. Registry is used to optimize the security, enhance the functionality, modify the functioning of any software OR settings and many more.

In this blog I have tried to collect all the tweaks and hacks available on various website. I have tested many of these hacks before posting but still I would suggest you to take backup of your registry before trying any of these tweaks and if anything goes wrong while trying these hacks I or this blog will not be held responsible.

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