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Can You Disable The Charm Bar

  1. #31


    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    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
    Pray tell where you found it and what did you do ?

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  2. #32


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    windows 8 enterprise x64


    I disabled "right side gestures" in the touch pad settings. I didnt see that it was enabled until i went looking for drivers. I am still able to use the right side of the pad for scrolling, but not "special" gestures.
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    I disabled "right side gestures" in the touch pad settings. I didnt see that it was enabled until i went looking for drivers. I am still able to use the right side of the pad for scrolling, but not "special" gestures.
    Where would I find that ?
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  4. #34


    New Hampshire
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    windows 8 enterprise x64


    control panel. mine is a dell and it's just labeled dell touchpad
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  5. #35


    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    control panel. mine is a dell and it's just labeled dell touchpad
    Hmmm Mine is a Asus and if I go into device manager and look in there I cannot see any thing relating to touchpad ??
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  6. #36


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    Windows 8.1


    usually I find it by going in the Mouse settings. The link to the trackpad advanced settings is usually hidden there.
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  7. #37


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    usually I find it by going in the Mouse settings. The link to the trackpad advanced settings is usually hidden there.
    Cannot find anything in there
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  8. #38


    Quote Originally Posted by monkeynuts View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    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
    Pray tell where you found it and what did you do ?
    I have no idea how and why Microsoft thought that the right edge pull would be desirable by anyone. As soon as you have the charm bar activated, you are stuck. You either have to activate one of the icons or while having your finger still on the touchpad, press escape. Needless annoyance. I spent a good 2-3 hours trying to find a method/driver that worked. It is especially challenging if you have an older laptop and there is no option to disable.

    Here is my solution.

    Manually go in to your regedit and create a new file named "ActionType" and set dword to 0. I have listed the locations below. If you are using another touchpad manufacturer, go to all the way to \Software and find your manufacturer and try to find something that sounds like it has to do with the right edge pull and do the same Back up your reg files before you go and mess around with it though.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\Zone Config\TouchPadPS2\Right Edge Pull] "ActionType"=dword:00000000 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\Zone Config\TouchPadPS2\Left Edge Pull] "ActionType"=dword:00000000 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\Zone Config\TouchPadPS2\Right Edge Pull Extended Zone] "ActionType"=dword:00000000
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\Zone Config\TouchPadPS2\Top Edge Pull] "ActionType"=dword:00000000

    I ended up reinstalling Windows 7 myself as I found myself wasting too much time trying to get Windows 8 to act the way I wanted. Wasting a couple hours of my life to figure this out is just one of many things I wasted time on.
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  9. #39


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    Win 8


    I have disabled the hot corners for charm and the giant clock. Apparently there are other hot spots as this continues to reappear when I move the cursor a certain way typically on the right side (not edge or corner) and I can't define the "certain way". It is very annoying and you must right click somewhere to make it go away. Can anyone give me advice on this or a link to documentation that defines what is happening? Thanks.
    Last edited by mullyden; 08 Jan 2013 at 12:36. Reason: typo
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  10. #40


    Quote Originally Posted by mullyden View Post
    I have disabled the hot corners for charm and the giant clock. Apparently there are other hot spots as this continues to reappear when I move the cursor a certain way typically on the right side (not edge or corner) and I can't define the "certain way". It is very annoying and you must right click somewhere to make it go away. Can anyone give me advice on this or a link to documentation that defines what is happening? Thanks.
    Other than do what JAbberwock has stated I am not sure I have loaded Classic Shell and the charm bar still returns and tbh I am very near to removing 8 all together ..........................I really do feel after running 8 for over a month it is a pile of cack cannot really see the point of using other than on say a tablet so I can see me going back to 7 .

    I am using the LT with Classic Shell anyway so that is really like 7 so why use 8...........................Steve
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