You can now disable all the settings of your Task Bar in Windows 10. By disabling all these settings, you may not be able to lock the Task Bar, auto hide the task Bar in desktop mode, use small buttons or change the location of the Task Bar. After disabling the settings, the user will not be able to change anything related to taskbar. This is especially useful when you want a user to be restricted from changing the settings.
So if a user wants to restrict the third person not to make any changes in the settings of its taskbar, he can disable all the Settings of taskbar of his system easily, so now no fear of any change in settings of taskbar by any other user other than the owner.
This article will provide you the 2 easy ways to disable the Settings of your System’s Task Bar. These methods will help the user in securing his taskbar Settings from unwanted changes.
Disable Windows 10 taskbar settings through Group Policy Editor
Go to the Run dialog and type “gpedit.msc" and press enter.
Now go to the following entry. “User Configuration\administrative tools\start menu and Task Bar". And its right-hand window will expand. And now look for the entry of “lock all Task Bar Settings". And double click it.
A window will open. It gives you 3 options. Hit the “enable" option to make this feature enable. By enabling the feature “lock all settings of the Task Bar", the Task Bar’s Settings will be disabled for your System.
You are done with disabling the Task Bar Settings. If you want them to enable it again, select “disable" or “not configured" option.
Disable Windows 10 taskbar settings through Registry Editor
Go to the Run dialog and type “regedit.exe" and press enter. And go to below entry.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Sofware/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/ explorer/ StuckRects3
Now from the right-hand window of StuckRects3, right click on it Settings and select modify and change the highlighted value to “02". And press OK. This will disable all the Settings of Task Bar.
If you want to enable the Settings of Task Bar, go to the same key and change its value to “03".
You will need to restart Windows Explorer or log off and logon again for the changes to take effect.
Use Group Policy Editor or Registry Editor to disable the Settings of your Task Bar and prevent access to anyone to make changes in your Task Bar Settings. And you don’t have to move any third party software for disabling the Settings, the both ways are built-in, in your Windows 10.