In Internet Explorer, the “F3” keystroke adds a Search panel to the left of the screen. This setting can make “F3” keystroke ineffective and restrict it from launching the Search panel.
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Turn off F3 Find Files command.reg
The ".reg" file can disable search option using "F3" button in Internet Explorer.
Turn on F3 Find Files command (Default).reg
The ".reg" file can permit search using "F3" button.
Registry Entry Details:
Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.
The Search is not allowed by pressing the 'F3' key, after the changes have been made in the registry.
The user can invoke 'Search Companion' by pressing the "F3" key.
First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\] key and create a new key with the name "Internet Explorer" under "Microsoft".
Then, create a "Restrictions" key under "Internet Explorer".
Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoFindFiles" in "Restrictions" key.
The created DWORD value will look like below.
Next, right-click on the "NoFindFiles" DWORD value and click on 'Modify'.
Finally, enter the value "1" in the text-box provided and click on 'OK'.
Once you are done, follow the above steps to create similar registry keys and DWORD value at [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\].
Other Related Tweaks
Restrict viewing source in Internet Explorer (For Windows 98/Me).
Category : Software / Applications > Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer gives the option to view the source of a webpage. With this setting, you can turn off the function to view the source.
Customize the title of Internet Explorer window. (For Windows 98/Me).
With this setting, you can customize the window title of Internet Explorer.
Turn off the “Synchronize” menu item in Internet Explorer.
This setting turns off the functionality of the menu item “Synchronize”, on the “Tools” menu of Internet Explorer.
Disable the expanding of the menu item “New” in Internet Explorer (For Current User).
This setting can reduce the default list of sub-menu item “New” in Internet Explorer to a single-sized option list “New Window”, which can open a new Internet Explorer window.
Disable the expanding of the menu item “New” in Internet Explorer (For All Users).