IE7 - home button drop down bypasses GP lockout

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Chad H, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. Chad H

    Chad H Guest

    For our site we lock out homepage changes which I can see in internet options
    OK. The kicker is I (or the user) will be able use the home button on the
    command bar of IE to add/remove single homepages (including the one that
    should NOT be delete-able). I would like to intro the tabbed browsing to
    users and not gp them out. And I like the home button but despise the drop
    down arrow on it (all I need is simple "take me back to the homepage"
    function). I tried tweaking button settings (show/no show) and also
    disabling customize buttons so if the button were missing then it could not
    be placed back but have not had much success ever with the GP for button
    show/no show config.

    Challenge: How can I keep the home button on the command bar while
    following the restriction of -- no changes to the homepage via inet options
    ANNNNDD no changes via the homepage button dropdown on the command bar?

    Thanks in advance!
    Chad H, Nov 11, 2006
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  2. Chad H

    Don Varnau Guest

    GPEDIT.MSC appears to lock in the chosen homepage and lock out changes for

    From gpedit.msc> User Configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows
    Components> (double-click) Internet Explorer> Disable changing homepage
    settings> "Enabled" and specify a homepage.

    Hope this helps,
    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Nov 11, 2006
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  3. Chad H

    Chad H Guest

    You're absolutely right. I retested it and it works ok. I've gotten so used
    to fiddling with the registry directly that I completely missed that. Makes
    me feel about 1 inch tall for not being more observant. Thanks

    Chad H, Nov 11, 2006
  4. Chad H

    Don Varnau Guest

    No problem. I have trouble finding options in gpedit- even using the Help>
    Help topics> Search feature.

    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Nov 12, 2006
  5. Chad H

    Coloradojoe Guest

    This works, but only if you have just 1 homepage.
    If you have multiple tabs it wont work.
    GPedit only allows 1 page

    So what i would like to know, is there a way to turn of the dropdown
    function of the home button. A classic home buttom - that has only one go home (or in this case , homes)


    is there some way to get gpedit to allow you to type in multiple homepages?

    Coloradojoe, Apr 2, 2009

  6. Why not create your own .adm file then which allows more than 1 page?

    You would have to Run... ProcMon to see if there are any Policies values
    tested when you use it. Then figure out if the is already a script which
    sets that or whether you would need to create one yourself.

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle, Apr 3, 2009
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