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Internet Explorer 9 - Enable or Disable Ability to Pin Sites

How to Enable or Disable Internet Explorer 9 Ability to Pin Sites
Published by Brink
20 Mar 2011
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How to Enable or Disable Internet Explorer 9 Ability to Pin Sites

information   Information
Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) included a new feature to allow you to pin websites from within IE9 to the taskbar or Start Menu in Windows 7, and only in the Start Menu in Vista.

This will show you how to enable or disable Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) to be able to pin websites in Windows 7 and Vista for all users.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this.

Note   Note
If Disabled:
If the abilitty to pin sites is disabled in IE9, then it will remove the Add site to Start menu option when you click on the gear (tools) icon and File in IE9. You will also no longer be able to pin the website directly to the taskbar when you drag the website's favicon from the IE9 address bar to the taskbar and drop it. Instead it will only pin it in the jump list of the pinned Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar now when you drag the website's favicon from the IE9 address bar to the taskbar and drop it.

You will still be able to create website shortcuts and pin them to the Start Menu and/or taskbar using other methods, such as below:

How to Create a Internet Website Shortcut in Windows 7


EXAMPLE: IE9 Pin Websites Enabled and Disabled
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OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download
1. To Enable IE9 Ability to Pin Sites
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Enable_IE9_Ability_to_Pin_Sites.reg

download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Disable IE9 Ability to Pin Sites
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Disable_IE9_Ability_to_Pin_Sites.reg

download
3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. If open, close and reopen IE9, or restart the computer to apply.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




OPTION TWO
Through the Local Group Policy Editor
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane, click on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Internet Explorer. (see screenshot below)
Internet Explorer 9  - Enable or Disable Ability to Pin Sites-gpedit-1.jpg
3. In the right pane, double click on Turn off ability to pin sites. (see screenshot above)

4. To Enable IE9 Ability to Pin Sites
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.

B) Go to step 6.
5. To Disable IE9 Ability to Pin Sites
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
6. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

8. If open, close and reopen IE9, or restart the computer to apply.
That's it,
Shawn




25 Mar 2011   #1
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

Hi Shawn,

As default it was disabled for me and I try "Enable_IE9_Ability_to_Pin_Sites.reg" file but it not work. Still it disabled. It appear but not active;



Can be a mistake on reg file?

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25 Mar 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Nonpasaran,

After merging the "Enable_IE9_Ability_to_Pin_Sites.reg" file, did you close and reopen all instances if IE9?

If you did, then restart the computer to see if it may not be grayed out afterwards.
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25 Mar 2011   #3
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

Yes I did. But still same. I could'n figure out what is wrong
But I check Regedit after merge your .reg file but HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main key have no value. Maybe this can be clue for you
Any Way It's not so important just curiosity
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25 Mar 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

nonpasaran,

Use the Find and Find Next option in regedit to search for the DWORD DisableAddSiteMode in case it may have been entered in another location in your registry from some other method used than the one in this tutorial. Delete any DWORD DisableAddSiteMode value it finds.
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26 Mar 2011   #5
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

Hi Shawn again,

I search it for whole computer but no resulsts. And I try manually add enableaddsitemode for both location (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main) but not worked:



Also I thing something wrong in your reg file. Because when I download Enable_IE9_Ability_to_Pin_Sites.reg file this text pull through in it;


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"DisableAddSiteMode"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"DisableAddSiteMode"=-


Would not it be Enableaddsitemode instead of Disableaddsitemode ?

Lıke I said at first It's not important just curiosity. I'm trying all your tuttorial for knowledge. Maybe this happens because of something I changed before.
Don't Worry I can Live with it my friend
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

nonpasaran,

The correct DWORD is DisableAddSiteMode. Having the value of 1 would disable, and having the value 0 or deleting DisableAddSiteMode would enable.

It seems like you may have some other issue than what the tutorial sets since you do not have the DWORD DisableAddSiteMode in your registry.

I'll keep hunting to see if I may be able to find what else may be causing this for you, and will post back if I find anything.

For now, you can use the tutorial below to create website shortcuts that you can pin.

Internet Website Shortcut - Create
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26 Mar 2011   #7
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

OK Thanks
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26 Mar 2011   #8
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Shaun mine was off by default

Danny
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06 Apr 2011   #9
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Hi there, for me it was already "On" set by default...

One thing strange is that when i pin a site in the Start Menu while i'm logging in with my Username/password, and when i do open a new separate IE9 windows from the same site, it appears i'm not logged in on the new open window...!?!

Is that normal?
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