Turn off user customizations via UI

This policy setting can prevent users from customizing both the Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon through the user interface (UI).

If you enable this policy setting, the following UI entry points are turned off: the Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon tabs in the application's Office Center dialog box, and the Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon customization options on the right-click menu on the Ribbon.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users can customize the Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon through both the application's Office Center dialog box, and the right-click menu on the Ribbon.

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Disallow in Word
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\common\toolbars\word
Value Namedisabletoolbarcustomizationui
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Disallow in Excel
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\common\toolbars\excel
Value Namedisabletoolbarcustomizationui
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Disallow in PowerPoint
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\common\toolbars\powerpoint
Value Namedisabletoolbarcustomizationui
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Disallow in Access
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\common\toolbars\access
Value Namedisabletoolbarcustomizationui
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Disallow in Outlook
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\common\toolbars\outlook
Value Namedisabletoolbarcustomizationui
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Disallow in SharePoint Designer
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\sharepoint designer
Value Namedisabletoolbarcustomizationui
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Disallow in Publisher
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\common\toolbars\publisher
Value Namedisabletoolbarcustomizationui
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Disallow in Project
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\common\toolbars\project
Value Namedisabletoolbarcustomizationui
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Disallow in Visio
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\common\toolbars\visio
Value Namedisabletoolbarcustomizationui
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Disallow in OneNote
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\common\toolbars\onenote
Value Namedisabletoolbarcustomizationui
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Disallow in InfoPath
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\common\toolbars\infopath
Value Namedisabletoolbarcustomizationui
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Disallow in SharePoint Workspace
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\common\toolbars\groove
Value Namedisabletoolbarcustomizationui
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0

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