Internet Explorer 9 - how to disable gear-wheel icon in IE, or view downloads button?
Posted on 2012-03-28
Is there a group policy or reg hack that can be used to disable using the gear-wheel (tools-ALT+X) in IE 9?
I have setup server 2008 R2 with terminal services and it is completely locked down without any tool bars or internet options in IE - it is locked down to only use IE and nothing else: no drives, any other application, no installing or downloading etc.
However, they can still click on "Gear Icon" > View Downloads (CTRL+J) > Options at the bottom > Browse and get explorer to show up that way. They dont have access to the drives but still would like to disable this option, or disable View Downloads in IE.
I have also disabled the Windows key button, the ability to press shift+f10, F1 or accessing any help features, no run command or ability to search in search bar after pressing start and they cannot type in c: into address bar in IE.
Any help is greatly appreciated.