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How to permanently hide IE bars?

by Searcher123 / December 21, 2012 7:12 AM PST


I have disabled (hidden)

Menu Bar
Command Bar
Status bar

using registry d words, but I either want to disable right click on internet explorer so they can not be replaced or delete these from the drop down list when right click is used. Also it would be good to disable alt in internet explorer so it doesnt bring up the menu bar.

Any ideas?

I am using Windows XP Professional, SP3 and IE8.

Many thanks

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I did this!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2012 7:23 AM PST

I use the browser widget in Visual Basic 6 way back when and it was so little code it wasn't funny. It was part of a test rig we had and we didn't want all those bars or much else.

Visual Studio Starter is now out and you can create what you wanted in the first place in about 20 minutes.

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The app in question
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 22, 2012 12:13 AM PST
In reply to: I did this!

In it's smallest form would use one widget and about one line of added code to load the starter web page.

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If you don't want to program ...
by Edward ODaniel / December 21, 2012 2:48 PM PST

maybe KIOSK MODE would accomplish what you want.

The Kiosk Mode runs full screen and the ALT key only works with the left and right arrow keys for Next Page and Previous Page.

If you told us why you want things disabled we might be able to offer other solutions.

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Hiding IE Bars
by Searcher123 / December 21, 2012 8:18 PM PST


Thanks for the quick replies guys. I have just tried the Kiosk mode which doesnt quite do all I require.

The full requirement is a completely closed system with only two icons on desktop, one being IE. I have emptied the start menu (only Log off and Turn Off Computer left) and task bars. I have disabled right click on desktop. I have hidden all IE bars except Favoutites in registry.

What I want is for the user to click one of the icons, one of which is IE (and to be able to switch between the two easily). On IE I want them only to have access to the four websites that I have put in favourites and no more (but that they are able to fully navigate around the website).

If you could help I would be very grateful. Will have a look at Visula Studio now.

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