Enforce Full Screen Mode

The Navigation bar includes features for navigating among Web pages, searching the Web using a selection of search tools, viewing a History of visited pages, printing, and accessing email and newsgroups. The Menu bar contains menu items that open up dropdown lists for related options. Among the items are options for printing, customizing Internet Explorer, copying and pasting text, managing Favorites, and accessing Help. The command bar contains accessing and managing Favorites, feeds and the shortcuts to home page, feeds etc. Full screen mode will disable these three bars and Internet Explorer will appear in full screen mode. The shortcuts to these bars will also not work.

If you enable this policy setting, the navigation bar, command bar and menu bar will not be visible and the user will not be able to access them.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the user will be able to view and access the navigation bar, command bar and menu bar.


Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 7.0
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Value NameAlwaysShowMenus
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value0
Enable policy:
Registry PathValue NameValue TypeValue
Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbars\RestrictionsNoNavBarREG_DWORD1
Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbars\RestrictionsNoCommandBarREG_DWORD1

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