To disable the ability to use a mouse's right-click function to call a context menu in Windows, open the registry editor, create a new value and restart the computer. Create a system restore point before making any changes.
- Create a system restore point
To create a system restore point, click Start, Computer and then the System Properties option towards the top of the window. On the left-hand side of the window, click on System Protection. Make sure the System Protection tab is selected, and click Create. Type a description of the system restore point, and click Create.
- Open the registry editor and locate the correct key
Open the Windows Run command and type in "regedit," and press Enter. Locate the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer.
- Add the new value and restart the computer
In the right-hand pane, right-click and create a new 32-bit DWORD value. Name the new value "NoViewContextMenu," and give it a value of 1. To change the setting back to re-enable right-click context menus, change the "NoViewContextMenu" value to 0 or delete it.
- Restart the computer
Restart the computer for all changes to take effect. If the changes did not work, go back to the registry editor and look under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer. It is possible there is a previous "NoViewContextMenu" saved. If this is the case, delete the value or change it to the desired setting.