How to Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows ?

We always lock the taskbar by the below displayed method,

How To Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows

but if someone else changes it on our own computer, we get irritated, and want something like, to hide the lock the taskbar button, so that no one else could change your preference.

And yes, there a way to do so.

First of all apply all the desired changes on your windows taskbar. Now right click anywhere on the taskbar and hit Lock the Taskbar.

How To Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows

Then perform the below steps,

  1. Go to Start > Run, enter regedit and hit the OK button.
  2. Look for the key,
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  3. Create a new DWORD Value by right clicking anywhere in the pane, as,  New > DWORD Value. Now create a LockTaskbar key.How To Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows
  4. Then open the newly created entry by double clicking on it and set the Value of it as 1.How To Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows
  5. Exit the regedit – registry editor.

And you’re done.

To confirm, right click on the windows task bar and you’ll see that Lock the Taskbar is disabled.

How To Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows

This trick is applicable to the current logged in user. If you have several user accounts, you have to do this procedure separately for all of them. So, to get rid of this and apply this as global setting (for all users on the computer), you will have to create LockTaskbar key (as explained above), in this

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

In future if you need to edit the taskbar settings, just reset the value of the LockTaskbar key to 0 (which was set to 1).

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