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Why do people think the Charms Bar is annoying??

  1. #1


    USA
    Posts : 99
    Windows 8.1 with Bing

    Why do people think the Charms Bar is annoying??


    Am i the only one who thinks it's one of the most useful features?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Daxter,

    I find it useful as well.

    However, it can be an issue sometimes by accidentally opening it. This can usually be easily solved though.

    Charms Bar Hint - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,585
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    I have no problem with the Charms. Yes, I occasionally accidentally pop them out but it's a nit to have them go away again so I don't understand why they are so disliked. It's great that they are configurable though since some want that option.
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  4. #4


    I do find the search charm to be extremely useful, but I use a hotkey combo to get that since I have no real use for any of the rest.
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  5. #5


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I don't find it annoying, I have it set so that it doesn't pop out all the time. At present I'm having problems getting it to show sometimes I use a mouse and the times I send the pointer down to get it and it may show briefly but not enough to grab it and actually click on anything, now that can be annoying.
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  6. #6


    I find it somewhat annoying when it pops open due to nearby mouse movements when it's not needed.
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  7. #7


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    I really like. Use it all the time!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 168
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Sometimes I find it a little annoying when I inadvertently cause them to appear, but I'd rather have them than not have them at all. What's funny is that I once watched a YouTube rant when Windows 8 first came out where the guy complained about this very same issue, when in fact I started noticing that the same behavior occurs in OS X (edge and corner gestures and stuff to bring up the Launchpad, Dashboard, etc.).
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  9. #9


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
    Sometimes I find it a little annoying when I inadvertently cause them to appear, but I'd rather have them than not have them at all. What's funny is that I once watched a YouTube rant when Windows 8 first came out where the guy complained about this very same issue, when in fact I started noticing that the same behavior occurs in OS X (edge and corner gestures and stuff to bring up the Launchpad, Dashboard, etc.).
    You can change that in the OS X system settings. They call them "Hot Corners".

    In Windows 10, they are trying to make it so you don't inadvertly open the charms bar. To open it you must press Win+C.

    -Chuck
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    "Hot Corners" ... that name was on the tip of my tongue and I thought that's what they were called, but I wasn't sure. At any rate, it's all fine by me. When I'm working in OS X on my Mac mini I use Launchpad and Dashboard a lot. Regardless of the OS, obviously it should be up to the user to configure if they think it gets in the way. Of course, on my Surface RT it feels really natural to swipe from the different sides.
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