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Clicking through apps to the left side of the screen?

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    Clicking through apps to the left side of the screen?

    The left side of the screen is the hub for apps and app-switching and all that nonsense, but I can't use the left side of my screen in games. I can't scroll in any RTS using my mouse on the left side and if I click, it switching to the home screen and takes the focus off my screen. In some first person shooters, if I look too far left and click the left mouse button, the same thing happens. I don't mind having the metro UI, but I want it disabled in certain apps. Anyone figure this out?

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    Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
    Turning Metro UI off per-user:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RPEnabled set to 0
    Then log off and back in.

    Then for the rest of the system, login UI, etc:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RPEnabled set to 0

    No changing DLLs needed...The registry (and Group Policy) is the supported way.
    This Works
    Last edited by Reymaker; 30 Sep 2011 at 20:46.
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    Windows 8

    I don't want Metro UI disabled, I just don't want to click through programs onto the app-switch on the left side of the screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eternal70200 View Post
    I don't want Metro UI disabled, I just don't want to click through programs onto the app-switch on the left side of the screen.
    I know how you feel, this becomes very annoying in those critical moments.
    Surely there is a registry entry somewhere? Unless it's native to the metro interface, in which case it can't be disabled.
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