3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 27, 2008 2:10 AM by Bernd Alheit

    Removing right-click menu items

      When I highlight a group of text in a web page and right click the text, There are 4 options in the menu for converting the text to PDF.

      How do I remove these options from the menu?
        • 1. Re: Removing right-click menu items
          Bernd Alheit Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Remove Adobe Acrobat or use another browser.
          • 2. Re: Removing right-click menu items
            Level 1
            Why doesn't adobe have an option within settings to remove shell/context/menu items?

            For those who don't want the extra crap cluttering up their menus...

            In winXP
            -(with IE closed), click 'start', 'control panel', 'internet options'.
            -Click on the 'programs' tab.
            -click 'manage ad-ons'
            -Find the Browser Helper Object called 'AcroIEToolbarHelper Class',
            --highlight it and click 'disable'.
            -Click 'ok' to close the manage ad-ons window, click 'ok' to close the internet options window.

            You still need to remove the items from the right-click menu.
            (*everyone puts a disclaimer so here goes. If you are scared to edit the registry...don't. Create a restore point, don't touch any other entries except the ones listed.)

            -click 'start', 'run', type 'regedit', click 'ok'
            -go to this entry "[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt]"
            -delete the 8 Adobe 'convert....' entries. (or just the ones you want gone).
            (You can export them if you want, just highlight, right-click, export, and save them somewhere, but it's not necessary. If you want them back just go to 'internet options' in 'control panel' and 'enable' the Browser Helper Object again. If you re-enable it, the next time you start IE the registry entries and right-click items are replaced.)
            • 3. Re: Removing right-click menu items
              Bernd Alheit Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              > For those who don't want the extra crap cluttering up their menus...

              Users of Adobe Reader doesn't have this menus.