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Windows 7: How do I hide The Gear/tools in IE 11

25 Aug 2015   #1
phall607

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
How do I hide The Gear/tools in IE 11

What I need to accomplish is to hide all of the printing options from IE 11 without preventing IE from printing. The only thing I have not been able to hide is the Gear/Tools in the upper right of the screen. The problem is that I need to prevent users from printing Web stuff from IE, but there is a third party app that uses IE to print receipts that are required. Because of this I cannot disable printing from IE because this blocks the receipt from printing out. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

This is on a domain running windows 7 clients and 2012 AD servers.


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25 Aug 2015   #2
ZacharyB

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Do you have administrator Privilege ?
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25 Aug 2015   #3
ZacharyB

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Internet_Explorer_Options_Dialog_Restrictions.png
So without wasting time, here are the steps to restrict users from changing Internet Explorer settings using Internet Options dialog box:

1. Type regedit in RUN or start menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\

Create a new key "Control Panel" under "Internet Explorer" key.

3. Now to restrict an option, disable a tab or hide a tab, you'll need to create a new DWORD value in right-side pane and set its value to 1

We are providing the DWORD value names and their description so that you can choose the desired one and create it in right-side pane and set its value to 1 to make it working:

Accessibility - Disables options in "Accessibility" window in "General" tab
Advanced - Disables options in "Advanced" tab
AdvancedTab - Completely hides "Advanced" tab
Autoconfig - Disables "Automatic Configuration" section in "LAN Settings" window under "Connections" tab
Cache - Restricts changes to Temporary Internet Files settings
CalendarContact - Restricts changes to Calender and Contact List options
Certificates - Restricts changes to Security Certificates in "Content" tab
CertifPers - Restricts changes to Personal Certificates in "Content" tab
CertifPub - Restricts changes to Publisher Certificates in "Content" tab
CertifSite - Restricts changes to Site Certificates in "Content" tab
Check_If_Default - Restricts checking IE as default browser in "Programs" tab
Colors - Restricts changes to "Colors" window in "General" tab
Connection Settings - Disables options in "Connections" tab
Connection Wizard - Disables Internet Connection Wizard
ConnectionsTab - Completely hides "Connections" tab
Connwiz Admin Lock - Disables "Setup Internet Connection" button in "Connections" tab
ContentTab - Completely hides "Content" tab
Fonts - Disables options in "Fonts" window in "General" tab
FormSuggest - Disables AutoComplete Settings for Forms in "Content" tab
FormSuggest Passwords - Disables AutoComplete Settings for Passwords in "Content" tab
GeneralTab - Completely hides "General" tab
History - Restricts changes to History settings in "General" tab
HomePage - Restricts changes to Home page settings in "General" tab
Languages - Restricts changes to "Languages" window in "General" tab
Links - Restricts changes to Links settings in "General" tab
Messaging - Restricts changes to E-mail, Newsgroups, Internet call options in "Programs" tab
Privacy Settings - Restricts changs to Cookies settings in "Privacy" tab
PrivacyTab - Completely hides "Privacy" tab
Profiles - Restricts changes to Profiles in "Content" tab
ProgramsTab - Completely hides "Programs" tab
Proxy - Disables "Proxy server" section in "LAN Settings" window under "Connections" tab
Ratings - Restricts changes to "Content Advisor" settings in "Content" tab
ResetWebSettings - Disables "Reset Web Settings" button in "Programs" tab
SecAddSites - Disables "Sites" button in "Security" tab
SecChangeSettings - Restricts changes to Security Level in "Security" tab
SecurityTab - Completely hides "Security" tab
Settings - Restricts changes to Temporary Internet Files options

For example, if you want to hide "Advanced" tab, create new DWORD value AdvancedTab and set its value to 1

Restrict_Internet_Explorer_Options_Dialog.png

4. If you want to disable the whole "Internet Options" window from Tools menu, go to following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\

Create a new key "Restrictions" under "Internet Explorer" key. In right-side pane, create a new DWORD value NoBrowserOptions and set its value to 1

NOTE: To remove the restriction, either change DWORD value to 0 or delete the DWORD value.



How to Restrict Users from Changing Settings in Internet Explorer Options Window? - AskVG



HOPE THIS HELP!
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25 Aug 2015   #4
ZacharyB

Windows 7 x64
 
 

IF THAT DOESNT HELP TRY THIS.

1. Open "regedit.exe" from the "Start" button (Windows XP users should choose choose "Start" - "Run", then run the registry editor).

2. Navigate to the following key: My Computer / HKEY_CURRENT_USER / Software / Policies / Microsoft / Internet Explorer

3. Navigate to the Restrictions key, or create a key Restrictions.

4. To enable the "Internet Options" menu:

You should see a key "NoBrowserOptions" with a value of 1. Either delete the key or change its value to 0.

To disable the "Internet Options" menu:

Create a new DWORD value with the name "NoBrowserOptions". Give this a value of 1.

5. Restart Internet Explorer 7. Your changes should take effect.

Or, the following links are to files that will modify your Windows Registry. Right-click the desired file and save it to disk, then double-click the file and confirm importing the registry settings when prompted. After the registry settings are imported, you will need to restart Internet Explorer 7.


You may first wish to open the following files in a text editor such as Notepad if you are concerned about potential problems.


* Enable the "Tools" - "Internet Options" menu in Internet Explorer 7.

* Disable the "Tools" - "Internet Options" menu in Internet Explorer 7.

NOTE THAT THE ABOVE WILL NOT PREVENT ACCESS TO THE INTERNET OPTIONS CONTROL PANEL! One possibility is to prevent access to the %systemroot%/system32/inetcpl.cpl file (the Internet Options Control Panel).

1. Right-click the file in Explorer and choose "Properties".

2. When the "inetcpl.cpl Properties" multi-tabbed dialog box appears, click the "Security" tab.

3. Restrict the permissions for particular users as needed.

4. Click "OK" to close the dialog box.
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25 Aug 2015   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phall607 View Post
What I need to accomplish is to hide all of the printing options from IE 11 without preventing IE from printing. The only thing I have not been able to hide is the Gear/Tools in the upper right of the screen. The problem is that I need to prevent users from printing Web stuff from IE, but there is a third party app that uses IE to print receipts that are required. Because of this I cannot disable printing from IE because this blocks the receipt from printing out. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

This is on a domain running windows 7 clients and 2012 AD servers.
If IE11 is not needed for anything other than printing receipts, you might try "removing" IE from the OS via "Turn Windows features on or off". Doing so will give you a warning that you might be breaking other apps; however, not all IE APIs are removed when IE is "removed" from the OS. Give it a try.

If printing receipts fails or if IE11 is needed for other tasks, then we can take a different approach.

As far as I can tell, IE's gear cannot be disabled/hidden/removed.
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25 Aug 2015   #6
phall607

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

That is the problem, it is a PC for Public access use and can access only our web pages and the application. We have to leave this open. They charge for printing from these PC's, which is controlled through the app, but they cannot charge for the receipt. I was thinking testing with Google Chrome to see if I can block all the settings to include printing in it. Then I could put a proxy setting in IE to make it useless to them, but it will still be able to print the receipt.
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25 Aug 2015   #7
ZacharyB

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phall607 View Post
That is the problem, it is a PC for Public access use and can access only our web pages and the application. We have to leave this open. They charge for printing from these PC's, which is controlled through the app, but they cannot charge for the receipt. I was thinking testing with Google Chrome to see if I can block all the settings to include printing in it. Then I could put a proxy setting in IE to make it useless to them, but it will still be able to print the receipt.
are you using a app called like netlogon or something?
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25 Aug 2015   #8
phall607

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZacharyB View Post
IF THAT DOESNT HELP TRY THIS.

1. Open "regedit.exe" from the "Start" button (Windows XP users should choose choose "Start" - "Run", then run the registry editor).

2. Navigate to the following key: My Computer / HKEY_CURRENT_USER / Software / Policies / Microsoft / Internet Explorer

3. Navigate to the Restrictions key, or create a key Restrictions.

4. To enable the "Internet Options" menu:

You should see a key "NoBrowserOptions" with a value of 1. Either delete the key or change its value to 0.

To disable the "Internet Options" menu:

Create a new DWORD value with the name "NoBrowserOptions". Give this a value of 1.

5. Restart Internet Explorer 7. Your changes should take effect.

Or, the following links are to files that will modify your Windows Registry. Right-click the desired file and save it to disk, then double-click the file and confirm importing the registry settings when prompted. After the registry settings are imported, you will need to restart Internet Explorer 7.


You may first wish to open the following files in a text editor such as Notepad if you are concerned about potential problems.


* Enable the "Tools" - "Internet Options" menu in Internet Explorer 7.

* Disable the "Tools" - "Internet Options" menu in Internet Explorer 7.

NOTE THAT THE ABOVE WILL NOT PREVENT ACCESS TO THE INTERNET OPTIONS CONTROL PANEL! One possibility is to prevent access to the %systemroot%/system32/inetcpl.cpl file (the Internet Options Control Panel).

1. Right-click the file in Explorer and choose "Properties".

2. When the "inetcpl.cpl Properties" multi-tabbed dialog box appears, click the "Security" tab.

3. Restrict the permissions for particular users as needed.

4. Click "OK" to close the dialog box.

Thank you for this, but I am using IE 11 not IE 7. I have been able to remove everything but the Tools/Gear in the top right corner. From what I read it does not appear that it can be removed/blocked access, but you can disable the items within it. I have disables printing in it, but it also prevent it from printing the needed receipt from the application that is running on the PC. I contacted the vendor to see if they could change the app that it uses to print the receipt. They said we could put in a program change request that would cost money.
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25 Aug 2015   #9
phall607

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZacharyB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phall607 View Post
That is the problem, it is a PC for Public access use and can access only our web pages and the application. We have to leave this open. They charge for printing from these PC's, which is controlled through the app, but they cannot charge for the receipt. I was thinking testing with Google Chrome to see if I can block all the settings to include printing in it. Then I could put a proxy setting in IE to make it useless to them, but it will still be able to print the receipt.
are you using a app called like netlogon or something?

It is an application that accesses a database. They search and print out of it.
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25 Aug 2015   #10
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phall607 View Post
... We have to leave this open. They charge for printing from these PC's,....
Hmmm, that pretty much kills my other idea :-(

See what you can do with Chrome.
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