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    Enable or Disable Adding and Removing Toolbars on Taskbar in Windows


    How to: Enable or Disable Adding and Removing Toolbars on Taskbar in Windows

    How to Enable or Disable Adding and Removing Toolbars on Taskbar in Windows

    Windows includes a special application desktop toolbar called the taskbar that shows on the bottom of a display screen by default. The taskbar allows you to find, see, open, and switch between your apps. You can also see the specify how taskbar buttons group together when you have more than one window open.

    You can also add toolbars to the taskbar. The default toolbars include Address, Links, Desktop, and any new toolbars (custom) added by the user or an application.

    If you have more than one main display by default.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to remove toolbars on the taskbar for specific or all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    This can be handy if you wanted to add specific toolbars, and then disable users from being able to remove them or add more afterwards.

    *Warning You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable adding and removing toolbars.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Enable or Disable Adding and Removing Toolbars on Taskbar in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Adding and Removing Toolbars on Taskbar for All Users using a REG file
    EXAMPLE: Adding and removing toolbars on taskbar disabled in Windows 10

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    OPTION ONE [/i] Enable or Disable Adding and Removing Toolbars on Taskbar in Local Group Policy Editor

    *note In Windows 7, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.

    In Windows 8, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions.

    In Windows 10, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two.
    1. Open the all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

    2. In the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Start Menu and Taskbar. (See screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Adding and Removing Toolbars on Taskbar in Windows [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of Start Menu and Taskbar, double click/tap on the Prevent users from adding or removing toolbars policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    5. To Enable Adding and Removing Toolbars on Taskbar
    A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    *note Not Configured is the default setting.

    6. To Disable Adding and Removing Toolbars on Taskbar
    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)


    Enable or Disable Adding and Removing Toolbars on Taskbar in Windows [​IMG]

    7. When finished, you can close Local Group Policy Editor if you like.

    8. restart the computer to apply.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Enable or Disable Adding and Removing Toolbars on Taskbar for All Users using a REG file

    *note The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry keys below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    TaskbarNoAddRemoveToolbar DWORD

    (delete) = Enable
    1 = Disable

    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Enable Adding and Removing Toolbars on Taskbar for All Users
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_add-remove_toolbars_on_taskbar.reg

    Download

    3. To Disable Adding and Removing Toolbars on Taskbar for All Users
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_add-remove_toolbars_on_taskbar.reg

    Download
    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. restart the computer to apply.

    8. You could now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


    Related Tutorials

    :)
     
    Brink, Feb 13, 2018
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  2. Try3 Win User

    Toolbars on taskbar showing bits of folders

    I find that the easiest way to avoid that is to adjust the widths you have allowed for each Taskbar Toolbar name using this procedure -

    1 Right-click on any spare Taskbar area and click on lock the taskbar to deselect it [to unlock it]
    2 Right-click on the name of each Toolbar & untick both Show text & Show title
    3 For each Toolbar, drag its pair of double ¦¦ thingies as close together as they will go
    4 Right-click on a bit of spare space where the toolbar name would be if it was showing [it is a bit awkward but you can find a spare space in that area, try low down just to the left of the >> symbol], select Show title
    5 Right-click on any spare Taskbar area and click on lock the taskbar to select it [to lock it]

    The Taskbar Toolbars should now show their names completely but none of their contents.



    The TenForumsTutorials about Taskbar Toolbars are

    [table][tr][td]Taskbar Toolbars - Reset and Clear in Windows 10 [/td] [/tr] [/table]


    Denis
     
  3. No Jo Win User
    Toolbars missing from Taskbar in Windows 10 v1803

    My original thread on May 17 2018 is locked.

    Toolbars missing from Taskbar in Windows 10 v1803



    However here is a solution:

    Remove the Language Toolbar from the Taskbar by unticking (unchecking) it in the list of Toolbars. It will then float and will not show up in your Toolbars list or on the Taskbar.

    Logoffs, Restarts and full Shutdown/Poweroff/Startup will all retain the Toolbars as set.

    Hope this helps someone.

    .
     
    No Jo, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. Arul_D Win User

    Enable or Disable Adding and Removing Toolbars on Taskbar in Windows

    Taskbar toolbar "Desktop" opens behind Taskbar

    Hello,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Community.


    • What are you exactly referring to when you say “Taskbar-toolbar "Desktop" added to the Taskbar”?
    For testing, I suggest you to create a new user account and check the status of this issue.

    Create a user account

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-user-account#create-user-account=windows-10

    Reply us back with the results. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Arul_D, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. Edwin Win User
    Enabled Scroll Ability for Taskbar Toolbar Menus?


    QTTabBar


    Enable or Disable Adding and Removing Toolbars on Taskbar in Windows [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Arctucas Win User
    Desktop Toolbar - Registry Hacking?

    I use Quick Launch Toolbar rather than Desktop Toolbar. You may add or subtract icons as you please; for example, the Recycle Bin.
     
    Arctucas, Oct 27, 2019
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