Start Menu Context Menus and Dragging and Dropping - Disable or Enable

    Start Menu Context Menus and Dragging and Dropping - Disable or Enable

    Start Menu Context Menus and Dragging and Dropping - Disable or Enable

    How to Disable or Enable Context Menus and Dragging and Dropping in the Start Menu
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    How to Disable or Enable Context Menus and Dragging and Dropping in the Start Menu

       Information
    This will show you how to enable or disable the right click context menus and dragging and dropping in only your Windows 7 and Vista Start Menu.

    EXAMPLE: Start Menu "Context Menus" and "Dragging and Dropping" Enabled
    Start Menu Context Menus and Dragging and Dropping - Disable or Enable-button_context_menus.jpgStart Menu Context Menus and Dragging and Dropping - Disable or Enable-recent_and_pinned_context_menus.jpg
    Start Menu Context Menus and Dragging and Dropping - Disable or Enable-all_programs_context_menus.jpgStart Menu Context Menus and Dragging and Dropping - Disable or Enable-drag_and_drop.jpg





    OPTION ONE

    Using "Customize Start Menu" Properties Page


    NOTE: This option will only affect the current user account that is logged in on your computer.
    1. Open Customize Start Menu in the Start Menu properties page. (see screenshot below)
    Start Menu Context Menus and Dragging and Dropping - Disable or Enable-step1.jpg
    2. Enable Start Menu "Context Menus" and "Dragging and Dropping"
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) Check the Enable context menus and dragging and dropping box, and click on OK. (see screenshot above)

    B) Go to step 4.
    3. Disable Start Menu "Context Menus" and "Dragging and Dropping"
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) Uncheck the Enable context menus and dragging and dropping box, and click on OK. (see screenshot above)

    B) Continue on to step 4.
    4. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
    Start Menu Context Menus and Dragging and Dropping - Disable or Enable-step2.jpg





    OPTION TWO

    Using a REG File Download


    1. Enable Start Menu "Context Menus" and "Dragging and Dropping" for All Users
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Enable_All_Users_Start_Menu_Context_Menus_and_Dragging_and_Dropping.reg


    Download

    B) Go to step 4.
    2. Disable Start Menu "Context Menus" and "Dragging and Dropping" for Only Current User
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Disable_Current_User_Start_Menu_Context_Menus_and_Dragging_and_Dropping.reg


    Download

    B) Go to step 4.
    3. Disable Start Menu "Context Menus" and "Dragging and Dropping" for All Users
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Disable_All_Users_Start_Menu_Context_Menus_and_Dragging_and_Dropping.reg


    Download

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

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

    6. Click on Run, Continue (UAC-Vista) or Yes (UAC-Windows 7), Yes, and OK when prompted.

    7. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to fully apply.

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





    OPTION THREE

    Through the Local Group Policy Editor


    NOTE: This option will affect all users on the computer.
    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 Start Menu and Taskbar. (see screenshot below)
    Start Menu Context Menus and Dragging and Dropping - Disable or Enable-gpedit-1.jpg
    3. In the right pane, double click on Remove drag-and-drop and context menus on the Start Menu. (see screenshot above)

    4. Enable Start Menu "Context Menus" and "Dragging and Dropping"
    A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, and click on OK. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.
    Start Menu Context Menus and Dragging and Dropping - Disable or Enable-gpedit-2.jpg
    B) Do step 2 in OPTION ONE.

    C) Go to step 6.
    5. Disable Start Menu "Context Menus" and "Dragging and Dropping
    A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 4A)
    6. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 446
    windows 7 Pro 64Bit
       #1

    Another nicely put together tutorial.

    On a side note, what screen capture utility do you use? I have found no way as of yet to capture items such as the start menu with the snipping tool.
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  2. Posts : 70,727
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Thank you Nitroman. :)

    I just used the PrtScn key along with Paint to create the screenshots.

    Screenshot with Paint
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  3. Posts : 446
    windows 7 Pro 64Bit
       #3

    Brink said:
    Thank you Nitroman. :)

    I just used the PrtScn key along with Paint to create the screenshots.

    Screenshot with Paint
    Of course, it was right under my nose. No wonder I couldn't figure it out. Thanks for the tip.
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  4. Posts : 4,549
    Windows 8 - 64-bit
       #4

    Brink hi....This is a fantastic tutorial.. !!!!... I love it .
    Thank you very much.. this should make it very easy for those of us who need drawing.. lol ( graphics) :)
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  5. Posts : 70,727
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    nitroman84 said:
    Brink said:
    Thank you Nitroman. :)

    I just used the PrtScn key along with Paint to create the screenshots.

    Screenshot with Paint
    Of course, it was right under my nose. No wonder I couldn't figure it out. Thanks for the tip.
    LOL, those always seem to be the hardest ones to find.


    LADYPINKtomato1 said:
    Brink hi....This is a fantastic tutorial.. !!!!... I love it .
    Thank you very much.. this should make it very easy for those of us who need drawing.. lol ( graphics) :)
    You're most welcome LPT. Thank you. :)
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