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Disable toolbar selection on Taskbar (For Current User).

This setting can hide “Toolbars” option on Taskbar. It prevents users from messing with toolbars by changing their selections regularly.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
On right-clicking the Taskbar, there’s an item “Toolbars” which lists different toolbars that can be added to the Taskbar. These toolbars can be activated/deactivated by applying/removing the tick marks on the menu item.

This setting hides the “Toolbars” option from the context menu. That is, it prevents users from changing the tick marks that cause the Quick Launch Bar, Address Bar and Links on your Taskbar to either show or hide. For example, you can not make the Address Bar disappear or reappear

This setting is useful in a kiosk, library, or public outlets where you don't want users to change toolbars selection on Taskbar.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter "regedit" and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value "NoToolbarsOnTaskbar", if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value to "1" which can disable the ability to show toolbars on the taskbar. However, if you want to get back to the original state, change the value to "0" or delete the added value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Hide Toolbar from taskbar.reg

The '.reg' file can hide "Toolbars" option on Taskbar.

Show Toolbar from taskbar.reg

The '.reg' file can show "Toolbars" option on Taskbar.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The ‘Toolbars’ option is removed from the ‘Taskbar’.

The ‘Toolbars’ option is visible by default on the ‘Taskbar ’.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\],right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoToolbarsOnTaskbar" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "NoToolbarsOnTaskbar" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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