Solved: Prevent right-click context menu on user account

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Ciffor

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Is it possible, in any way, to prevent the right-click menu, from a single user?

I've looked in the MMC, but couldn't find any setting about this. I've also intensively searched the internet without any luck.

I know of the Reg DB way to disable right-click for the current user. But I need a solution for another standard account.

Thanks in advance.

Ciffor
 

Squashman

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As far as I can tell the only way would be to do it in the Registry.
 

antech

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Looks like a kinda Reg Hack.
BTW, why someone like you would like to do the thing to any account?
 

Ciffor

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I've just figured it out. I promote the account in question to the administrator group. Then I log in to the account, make the changes and log out. Then demote the account to standard again.

I want to make these changes to my kids accounts. They fool around too much :)
 

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Thats a good step to make your children safe from the internet world.
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Best of luck.
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If they are standard users on Windows 7, they shouldn't be able to do much of anything destructive to the system.
 

Ciffor

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Thanks antech :)

When I took a beat on the system, in my kids accounts, I found several ways they could accidentally hurt it. I.e. by opening the trashcan folder. From here, there are access to everything. There were severel other "security holes". From the right-click menu, they could also choose "screen resolution" and alter the screen behaviour. My kids are very very nosy :)
 

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Removing the Right Click context menu isn't going to prevent them from changing the Screen Resolution.
 

Ciffor

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Squashman:

If they are prohibited from using Control Panel, all system shortcuts are removed from the Start Menu, the Trashcan is removed, no altering of the Task Bar is allowed, search is removed from Start Menu and right-click is disabled. How do you figure they can reach the Screen Resolution settings?
 

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I spent two years working I.T. for a school district. I have seen a lot. Will test something when I get home. Only computer I have that is Win 7 is at home.
 

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Kids are Kids, they know only about simple shortcuts and are not advanced like us in any way
 

Ciffor

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While I respect your opinion, antech, I also disagree. I don't think you can generalise children. Some are brighter than others, some are more curious and some again, are just (un)lucky to do the right/wrong thing.
 
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