How to Prevent Showing the Right-Click Menu in Powerpoint 2013

When you are giving your Powerpoint presentation to an audience, one of the biggest concerns is the overall visual appearance and the presentation experience for the audience. The content is also very important, but even the most informative presentation can be derailed if something visually goes wrong.

One thing that you might be concerned about is any menus that might pop up inadvertently during the presentation. Fortunately you have the ability to disable right-click menus from appearing during your presentation. Our guide below will show you where to find and change that setting.


How to Disable the Right-Click Mouse Menu During Slide Shows

The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Powerpoint 2013. This is only going to disable the right-click menu that would appear when you right-click during a slide show. The right-click menu will still work when you are in the regular editing menus.

Step 1: Open Powerpoint 2013.


Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.

open powerpoint 2013 file menu



Step 3: Select the Options button at the bottom of the left column.

open powerpoint options



Step 4: Choose the Advanced tab in the left column of the Powerpoint Options window.

click the advanced tab in the powerpoint options window



Step 5: Scroll down to the Slide Show section of the menu, then click the box to the left of Show menu on right mouse click. You can then click the OK button at the bottom of the window to save and apply your changes.

how to disable the right click menu in powerpoint 2013



Would you prefer to give a Powerpoint presentation in portrait orientation? Learn how to change slide orientations in Powerpoint 2013 if you think a different option would suit your presentation better.