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How to disable right click on sheet tab in Excel?

This article is talking about disabling right-click on sheet tab in a workbook. Please do as below method step by step.

Disable right click on sheet tab in Excel with VBA code

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The following VBA script can help you to disable the right-click menu on sheet tab in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. In the workbook you need to disable the right-click function on sheet tab, press the Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, double click ThisWorkbook on the left Project pane, then copy and paste the following VBA code into the ThisWorkbook (Code) window. See screenshot:

VBA code: Disable right click on sheet tab in Excel

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean)
    Application.CommandBars("Ply").Enabled = True
End Sub

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    Application.CommandBars("Ply").Enabled = False
End Sub

3. Then press the Alt + Q keys simultaneously to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

4. Click File > Save As. In the Save As dialog box, please specify a folder where you need to save the workbook, name it in the File name box as you need, and select Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook option from the Save as Type drop-down list, and finally click the Save button.

Now the workbook has been saved as an Excel macro-enabled workbook, and the right click function on sheet tab is disabled while using this workbook.


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    Glenn Daelman · 9 months ago
    How can i get a message when i disable richt click on worksheet tab
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      crystal · 7 months ago
      Hi Glenn Daelman,
      Sorry I didn't get your point. Would you explain with more details? Thank you for your comment.
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    Sathy · 10 months ago
    Superb Right Click in sheet tab is working.

    Thanks alot
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    LFKim2018 · 1 years ago
    Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    Application.CommandBars("Ply").Enabled = False
    End Sub

    this only deactivates RIGHT CLICK -- does not prevent the DOUBLE CLICK on tab from being renamed...
    many thanks