A taskbar gets located at the bottom of the screen in all versions of Windows operating systems. The Start menu, Search, Task View, Widgets, Chat, File Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Store icons are all located on the taskbar in Windows 11. These icons are aligned to the center by default. The notification area icons, Quick Settings, and Notification Center with the clock and calendar are all found in the taskbar corner.
There are several options in the taskbar context menu. Right-clicking on the taskbar, for example, gives you access to Taskbar settings. With right-click on the Start button, you can access the Win+X Quick Link Menu.
Although this is a Practical feature if you want to prevent inexperienced users from accessing the taskbar context menu in Windows 11 or 10, this risewindows article will show you how to use it.
In Windows 11 or 10, there are at least two options for enabling or disabling taskbar context menus. You can use Group Policy or Registry Editor to do this.
How to Show or Hide Taskbar Context Menus on Windows 11 or 10 through Local Group Policy Editor?
Follow these steps to enable or disable taskbar context menus on Windows 11 or 10 using Group Policy:
Step 1. First of all, open Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 2. Once the Local Group Policy Editor window appears on your PC, navigate to the following path from the left sidebar:-
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar
Step 3. After that, from the opposite side of the “Start Menu and Taskbar” folder, double-click on the “Remove access to the context menus for the taskbar” policy to edit it.
Step 4. Now, select
Step 5. Then, click on the
Step 6. Next, click on the
Step 7. Lastly, reboot your computer to set new changes.
When you complete the above steps, Taskbar Context Menus will be disabled in Windows 11 or 10.
If you prefer to enable the Taskbar Context Menus in Windows 11 or 10, repeat the above steps, and in step 4 above, then select the
How to Enable or Disable Taskbar Context Menus on Windows 11 or 10 using Tweaking Registry?
To disable or enable the taskbar context menus on Windows 11 or 10, use Registry Editor as follows:-
Step 1. First, open Registry Editor.
Step 2. After that, browse to the following key from the left side of the Registry Editor window:-
Step 3. Then, from the opposite side of the “Explorer” folder, right-click on the blank space and select
Step 4. Now, name the newly created REG_DWORD as
Step 5. Next, double-click on the REG_DWORD as
Step 6. Further, click on the
Step 7. At last, restart your computer to apply the changes.
To enable the Taskbar Context Menus in Windows 11 or 10, navigate to the following path in the Registry Editor:-
From the right side of the Explorer folder, right-click on the
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