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Old 10-28-2004, 07:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any way to deactivate the option to set a picture as a background for the desktop?

What I mean is, when you are on the internet and you right click on a picture, it gives you the option to set a picture as the background, is there anyway that I could somehow disable it?

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Old 10-28-2004, 08:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As far as I know, there is no way to disable one selected menu option within the built-in options.

You can however, disable the whole context menu.

To do this, follow these simple instructions:

1. Open regedit or regedt32.
2. Browse to [HKEY_Current_User]\Software\Polices\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions

** If you do not have ..\Internet Explorer\Restrictions, right click on Microsoft, click "New > String", name it 'Internet Explorer', right click 'Internet Explorer' and click "New > String", name it 'Restrictions'.

3. Check the bottom of you registry window to make sure that the path matches the path above.
4. Right click in the white space on the right side of the screen.
5. Choose "New > DWORD Value". Rename the DWORD Value to "NoBrowserContextMenu".
6. Double click the new DWORD Value and change the value to "1".
7. Close regedit or regedt32.
8. Restart IE and your right click should now be disabled.

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Old 10-29-2004, 02:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply. Is there any way to disable something in the display section? Can you go into Display or Background on the computer and disable the Internet Explorer Wallpaper from your selection so that even if you do set a picture as a background, it will not change the current desktop background?

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Old 10-29-2004, 02:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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no. It's dynamic, sort of why windows works so well for different people.
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Can I ask why you would want to do that? I'm curious.
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Living in a house full of crazy people, some of the members think it's funny to change my background to some pretty crazy, nasty, and/or inappropriate pictures - so I was wondering if there was a way to disable it to prevent future humiliation from people who sometimes come by (yes, it has happened and there are some who now think I am a freak for this).
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you can enable multipe users to log onto the machine and then lock out your account when you are not there. it's an option, but can be annoying for you. just a thought
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