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Can You Disable The Charm Bar

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    Three separate people in one thread banned.
    Why??
    That's what I was wondering....
    maybe its some sort of micro soft conspiracy

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  2. #22


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'd advise that you disable the hotspot on your touchpad rather than disabling the charms. besides, you'll lose a ton of functionality by disabling charms such as the search. now that things like search are at the windows level rather than within the app, losing that would be tragic. a lot of people can't wrap their heads around that.

    you read the reviews for the wikipedia app and everyone that doesn't understand that will leave comments like "there's no search function" when it's right there in windows. they can't understand that the search is contextual now. or "where are my settings" when it's right there in the charms.
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    I'd advise that you disable the hotspot on your touchpad rather than disabling the charms. besides, you'll lose a ton of functionality by disabling charms such as the search. now that things like search are at the windows level rather than within the app, losing that would be tragic. a lot of people can't wrap their heads around that.

    you read the reviews for the wikipedia app and everyone that doesn't understand that will leave comments like "there's no search function" when it's right there in windows. they can't understand that the search is contextual now. or "where are my settings" when it's right there in the charms.
    Thanks for your answer but how do I disable the hotspot on my touch pad ??
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  4. #24


    New Hampshire
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    windows 8 enterprise x64


    I am having the same issue. I installed classic shell, changed advanced settings, but still get the charm bar. I installed skip metro suite and still get the charmed bar!?!? please help me before I lose what's left of my mind
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  5. #25


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    Hello Doit, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if this may help to disable the Charms bar hint.

    Charms Bar Hint - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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  6. #26


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    Windows 8.1


    have you heard the story of Vladimir Ilyushin?

    So this cosmonautóheís the first man ever to go into space. He goes up in this big spaceship but the inhabitable part of it is very small.

    He has this portal window and he sees the curvature of the earth. For the first time. The first man to ever look at the planet heís from. And heís lost in that moment. And all of a sudden, this strange tickingÖis coming out of the dashboard. He rips out the control panel, and he tries to find this sound. To stop this sound. He canít find it. He canít stop it. It keeps going.

    A few hours into it feels like torture. A few days go by with this sound and he knows that this small sound will break him. Heíll lose his mind.

    Whatís he going to do? Heís up in space. Alone. In a space closet. He has 25 days left to go with this sound.

    Well, the cosmonaut decides that the only way to save his sanity is to fall in love with this sound. So he closes his eyes and he goes into his imagination and then he opens his heart. He opens his eyes. He doesnít hear ticking anymore. He hears music.
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  7. #27


    Quote Originally Posted by monkeynuts View Post
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    Get Classic Shell, you can disable all hot corners, bring back all different styles of start menu, and boot directly to desktop. Charm bar will never show up unless you press "Win-C".

    Classic Shell ??....................tell me more and how
    Right click on start button select settings go to Windows 8 settings look down to disable active corners and select ALL.
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  8. #28


    New Hampshire
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    windows 8 enterprise x64


    thank you brink, I did try that. I guess my question wasnt worded properly. I need to disable the mouse gesture that brings out the charm bar. I'm using a touch pad mouse and the slightest wrong move with my finger brings out that useless bar. I've gone through all the settings on my touch pad device and nothing stops it...again, please help. I love my new laptop and windows 8 isnt that bad, EXCEPT for this charms bar
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  9. #29


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    thank you brink, I did try that. I guess my question wasnt worded properly. I need to disable the mouse gesture that brings out the charm bar. I'm using a touch pad mouse and the slightest wrong move with my finger brings out that useless bar. I've gone through all the settings on my touch pad device and nothing stops it...again, please help. I love my new laptop and windows 8 isnt that bad, EXCEPT for this charms bar
    What driver are you using? I don't know your current setup, but if you are using elantech, you can uninstall the driver and install the synaptics driver, which works the same except it gives you the ability to disable that.

    I actually use that gesture a lot, but I have a huge trackpad so I don't accidentally enact it often.
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  10. #30


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64


    success! I found additional touch pad settings when looking for the drivers. Thank you for your tips and time...I'm sure you will be hearing from me again on my travels through win8
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