Remove drag-and-drop and context menus on the Start Menu

Prevents users from using the drag-and-drop method to reorder or remove items on the Start menu. Also, it removes context menus from the Start menu.

If you disable this setting or do not configure it, users can remove or reorder Start menu items by dragging and dropping the item. They can display context menus by right-clicking a Start menu item.

This setting does not prevent users from using other methods of customizing the Start menu or performing the tasks available from the context menus.

Also, see the "Prevent changes to Taskbar and Start Menu Settings" and the "Remove access to the context menus for taskbar" settings.


Supported on: At least Windows 2000
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Value NameNoChangeStartMenu
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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