The Right-click option is convenient on Windows 10. It enhances the productivity of the Windows operating system. Right-clicking on a pinned app or program lets you resize the tile, pin a program as a tile, uninstall a program, unpin a tile, pin an app to the taskbar, and more. To disallow or stop users from accessing all such options, you need to disable the right-click options for the Start menu. This article will guide you through enabling or disabling the right-click context menu in the Start menu on Windows 10.
The Right-click context menu in the Start menu on Windows 10 can be enabled or disabled in two ways:-
- Via Group Policy Editor
- Using Registry Editor
How to Enable or Disable Right-Click Context Menu in Start Menu of Windows 10 using GPEDIT?
Group Policy Edition is a built-in option in Enterprise and Pro editions of Windows 10. However, if you are running Windows 10 Home Edition, first enable the Group Policy Editor. After enabling the Group Policy Editor is on your Windows 10 Home Edition, you can proceed with the further instructions.
To disable the right-click in the Start Menu of Windows 10, do the following:-
Step 1. Launch the Group Policy Editor.
To launch the Group Policy Editor, open the Run box by pressing
Step 2. Once Local Group Policy Editor is opened on your PC, navigate to the following path:-
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar
Step 3. In the right-side pane, double-click on the
Step 4. Click on the
Step 5. Click on the
Step 6. Now, restart your PC to apply the changes.
Alternatively, open the Run box by pressing the
Once you execute the gpupdate command, a black window will open and close automatically after a few seconds.
From now, right-click on any program in the Start menu won’t work.
To re-enable the right-click option in the Start menu, follow the above steps, and select the
Once you complete the above steps, depending on the selection, you should enable or disable right-click context menu in Windows 10 Start menu.
How to Enable or Disable Right-Click Context Menu in Start Menu of Windows 10 via Registry Editor?
If you don’t prefer to change the Group Policy Editor settings, or you prefer to edit Windows Registry, perform the following steps:-
Step 1. Press
Step 2. Type
Step 3. Once the Registry Editor is opened, navigate to the following path:-
Step 4. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) value under Explorer.
To do the same, right-click on the
Step 5. Rename the newly create DWORD (32-bit) Value to
Step 6. Double-click on the value
Step 7. Click
From now, right-click in the Start menu on Windows 10 is disabled.
If you change your mind and want to allow the right-click context menu in the Start menu, in the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key:-
Delete the DWORD Value
Once you complete the above registry procedures, depending upon the selection, you should enable or disable right-click context menu in the Start menu.