Lock all taskbar settings under Windows 10 / 8 / 7

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In this post, we will see how to lock or unlock taskbar settings and prevent access to the taskbar control panel and prevent resizing, organizing, moving toolbars and so on. You can lock all taskbar settings using the Group Policy Editor or Windows Registry.

Lock all taskbar settings

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Using Windows registry

Open Regedit and navigate to next key :

Admin Templates > Start Menu & Taskbar

Find Lock all taskbar settings. Open its properties. Change the setting to Configured.

If this setting is Enabled, the user is prevented from changing the taskbar settings via the Taskbar Properties dialog box. Enabling this setting prevents the user from accessing the taskbar control panel, unlocking, resizing, moving or rearranging taskbar items.

If you Disable or Do not configure, the user can set any plateau setting that is not prohibited by any other policy setting.

You may need to restart explorer.exe or your computer for the setting to work.

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