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Windows 7: Disable right click


10 Jan 2010   #1

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Disable right click

Hi i have a daughter that likes the dora the explora games on the internet (she is 3)and she keeps pressing the right click on the game and maximizing the window. I would like to know if there is a way i could disable the right click function when she is on the computer and playing her games on the internet. I have windows 7 professional 64 bit. Thank you.

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10 Jan 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mick463 View Post
Hi i have a daughter that likes the dora the explora games on the internet (she is 3)and she keeps pressing the right click on the game and maximizing the window. I would like to know if there is a way i could disable the right click function when she is on the computer and playing her games on the internet. I have windows 7 professional 64 bit. Thank you.
Context Menu - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums

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Disable Right Click in Windows Vista/XP | Windows Vista Customization | Windows Tools, Help & Guides

Hope it works. Vista works like win 7.
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10 Jan 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

If you search around, you will find pages like this How to Disable Right Click in Windows XP.

Which is doing the following,,,

This is the corect way for this policy in Windows 7.

Click Start
In the bottom box type "edit group policy" (wihtout quotes)
Click on the listing "Edit Group Policy" , do not hit enter
User Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Windows Explorer

In the right pane find "Remove Windows Explorer's default context menu"
Double Click and check Enabled and hit OK

This will disable the context menu, stuff in Explorer, but probably won't fully disable the right click function all together. Both methods are refering to disabling the Right Click function on the Desktop and Windows Explorer, but not in individual applications.

I know this is not what you are looking for, but wanted to explain this.
The first link I posted is doing the same thing, only through the registry directly, which it should not be done that way for this particualr setting in Windows 7.

To fully disable the right click function...... would probably depend on the software for your Mouse. You would need to install that and check it's options to see if it is there.

I have searched around and can't find anything on stopping it completely for all applications.
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10 Jan 2010   #4

windows 7 professional
 
 

Thank you very much
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04 Aug 2010   #5

operating system
 
 

Ok, I have this same problem on Windows 7, and when I go to start and type in edit group policy, nothing is found?....
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04 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jorge Espinosa View Post
Ok, I have this same problem on Windows 7, and when I go to start and type in edit group policy, nothing is found?....
You must have Windows 7 Ultimate or Professional to have access to the Group Policy Editor.

~Lordbob
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04 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

What version of Win 7 are you running? Group Policy Editor is only available in the Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise editions.

Compare Windows 7 Editions

LordBob and I were posting at the same time.
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05 Aug 2010   #8

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ohh, it says Home premium.

So I can't do anything about it?... And I mean is not as if I can't right click in school you know, when they lock it for security purposes -- Is just that I can't seem to right click the desktop icons, and when I do the Windows Explorer program needs to close.

So the right click STARTS the function, it beings to load, but I end up having to close the program, and it comes and goes. Happened out of nowhere, in the middle of me using the computer a few days ago.

No idea why.
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