How to disable the “Inspect Element” menu item in IE11? - by ll04

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ID 835794 Comments
Status Active Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 2
Opened 3/17/2014 7:15:16 PM
Duplicates 835814 Access Restriction Public


I have turned off the Developer tools in Group Policy Editor. (Internet Explorer>Toolbars>Turn off Developer tools.)

But this only works when press F12.
Click the “Inspect Element” on the contextmenu, Developer tools still work.

I use windows8.1 enterprise.(IE11)

Can I modify the Registry to disable the “Inspect Element” menu item?And how?

Thank you very much!
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Posted by ChThomas on 5/22/2014 at 9:02 PM
K-12 Education hoping this can get resolved. We have students pretending to "hack" the webpage by editing css on-the-go with developer tools and refreshing the page. Then they snap a shot and tweet it out. Hoping to nip it before it spreads. Can't stop it at home, but at least we could tell administration that we've taken measures to prevent it in the future on our equipment. I've been able to kill Chrome. Internet Explorer GPO does disable F12, but still allows right-click and "Inspect Element" as described here. Firefox is another matter and half-tempted to just make SCCM uninstall any Firefox it sees.
Posted by Microsoft on 3/19/2014 at 10:33 AM
Thank you for your feedback!

We will be investigating this issue further.

Best Regards,
The Internet Explorer Team