Proximity in Windows 8 supports near-field communication
devices (ex: tablet, Windows 8 Phone, or Surface
) that enable communication between computers using a tap gesture. Proximity supports establishing a connection between peer applications on separate computers with a tap, and subscribing for and publishing of messages while devices are within proximate range.
Near Field Communication
(NFC) is a set of standards for computers and smartphone devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity, usually no more than a few centimetres. It works even if your device is switched off or your battery is drained.
You can use these settings to turn the Proximity service off for Windows and all the applications on your computer.
Each app that uses the Proximity service may have its own settings. Individual settings will have to be managed from the individual apps itself. Here you can only turn ‘on’ or ‘off’ the global Proximity feature.
This tutorial will show how to create or download a shortcut that will open directly to the NFC Proximity
settings to turn on or off in Windows 8
, Windows RT
, Windows 8.1
, and Windows 8.1 RT