IE - Customize Toolbar From Registry

Satheesh C B | Saturday, June 20, 2009 | 0 comments

THE Internet Explorer toolbar can be customized using the registry editor. A few simple commands can make some unwanted buttons and commands to disappear from the toolbar.


icon13 Click "Start | Run".
icon13 Type "regedit" and press [Enter].

icon13 Navigate to the value:'HKEY_CURRENT_USERS | Software | Microsoft | Windows |CurrentVersion | Policies | Explorer'.
icon13 Right-click the white space and in the context menu select "New | DWORD value".
icon13 Name this value as"SpecifyDefaultButtons" and set its value to "1".
icon13 To hide individual icons from the Internet Explorer toolbar simply create the following DWORD values.
Once you have created these values,double-click them and enter the"Value" as "2".
The following are the value names to hide these buttons.
icon13"Btn_Back" - Hide Back
icon13"Btn_Forward" - Hide Forward
icon13"Btn_Stop" - Hide Stop
icon13"Btn_Refresh" - Hide Refresh
icon13"Btn_Home" - Hide Home
icon13"Btn_Search" - Hide Search
icon13"Btn_History" - Hide History

icon13  "Btn_Favorites" - Hide Favorites
icon13"Btn_Folders" - Hide Folders
icon13  "Btn_Fullscreen" - Hide Full screen
icon13"Btn_Tools" - Hide Tools
icon13"Btn_MailNews" - Hide Mail
icon13"Btn_Size" - Hide size
icon13"Btn_Print" - Hide Print

To make the buttons visible again simply double click an appropriate value and set the value to "1". You can also delete the DWORD value as an alternative.

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