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That Stupid Charms Bar

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    That Stupid Charms Bar

    If you press the Windows key+C, that stupid Charms bar will not only appear, but it will stay put long enough for you to use it.

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    Press Win+C again to hide it.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 21,865
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Vince,

    In addition, you could click on a empty space in the main screen to close it as well.

    Charms Bar - Open in Windows 8
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    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1

    The Charms bar is really the only thing I'm iffy about. is it customizeable? Is it really the best implementation?
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    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Or you can glide the mouse pointer in the corners of the left side of the screen...

    But I think the Charms bar needs work still. It works, but is there something better? That's my question, I've gotten used to it, but I wonder if there could be something of a nicer implement than that. In the Developer Preview, the side Charms were reserved for tablets and touch screens versus a little Charms menu on desktops.
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    Windows 8 CP

    I for one have trouble getting the charms to appear, I guess because I am not used to dragging my mouse beyond the screen bottom right corner of the which seems to activate it consistently
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    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1

    odd, it always works for me:
    put curser to bottom/top-left corner of screen, then after a moment slide to the middle of the right side of the screen. then you can click any of those charms just fine.
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  8. #8

    Bob, IceFire's method works. So does pressing Win+C. One of the strengths of Windows is that there is often more than one right way to do something.
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