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Can You Disable The Charm Bar

  1. #41


    Good info here, thanks for sharing! The only way I can maintain my sanity is to use Classic Shell along with Win8.

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  2. #42


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    windows 8 enterprise x64


    if you read futher up this thread, in my posts, I disabled hotspot with the classic shell program and i stopped the charm bar from appearing by disabling "right edge" gestures in my touchpad settings...it is frustrating getting it set to your comfort level, but win 8 does have other nice features...i'm giving it a good, long trial before deciding if i want 7 back...good luck
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  3. #43


    Posts : 5
    Win 8

    After 2 months, I think I have solved my problem


    Quote Originally Posted by monkeynuts View Post
    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
    I bought a new Lenova a couple of months ago with W8 which was not too smart as the computer does not have a touch screen. I did find by additional digging that in addition to hot corners, w8 Lenova machines and I presume others with w8 use touch pad edge swipe to trigger the charm menu and big clock. The function is triggered by moving my finger from off the right edge to the right edge of the pad. I found an option in the driver to disable the function and it no longer "swipes". I did not have the option to just shut off the right edge swipe so it disabled all edge swipe functions which are similar to hot corner functions relating to apps, etc. In any case the charms are still available as Win button + functions so that functionality is there ​IF I NEED IT!
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  4. #44


    Quote Originally Posted by mullyden View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by monkeynuts View Post
    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
    I bought a new Lenova a couple of months ago with W8 which was not too smart as the computer does not have a touch screen. I did find by additional digging that in addition to hot corners, w8 Lenova machines and I presume others with w8 use touch pad edge swipe to trigger the charm menu and big clock. The function is triggered by moving my finger from off the right edge to the right edge of the pad. I found an option in the driver to disable the function and it no longer "swipes". I did not have the option to just shut off the right edge swipe so it disabled all edge swipe functions which are similar to hot corner functions relating to apps, etc. In any case the charms are still available as Win button + functions so that functionality is there ​IF I NEED IT!
    I have a Asus UltraBook and cannot find any Touchpad settings any where including looking in the drivers

    Classic Shell helps but no matter what I do the active corners still work but not as bad as before also the zoom function kicks in if I have 2 fingers on the touchpad and that is fooking annoying as well ......................is this all 8 generated or a shit Asus laptop
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  5. #45


    Posts : 5
    Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by monkeynuts View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mullyden View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by monkeynuts View Post
    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
    I bought a new Lenova a couple of months ago with W8 which was not too smart as the computer does not have a touch screen. I did find by additional digging that in addition to hot corners, w8 Lenova machines and I presume others with w8 use touch pad edge swipe to trigger the charm menu and big clock. The function is triggered by moving my finger from off the right edge to the right edge of the pad. I found an option in the driver to disable the function and it no longer "swipes". I did not have the option to just shut off the right edge swipe so it disabled all edge swipe functions which are similar to hot corner functions relating to apps, etc. In any case the charms are still available as Win button + functions so that functionality is there ​IF I NEED IT!
    I have a Asus UltraBook and cannot find any Touchpad settings any where including looking in the drivers

    Classic Shell helps but no matter what I do the active corners still work but not as bad as before also the zoom function kicks in if I have 2 fingers on the touchpad and that is fooking annoying as well ......................is this all 8 generated or a shit Asus laptop
    I found I could get rid of the hot corners by rt clicking on the start icon at the bottom strip and going to settings. Within settings is a Win 8 Settings tab that allows you to wdisable the hot corners and the metro start menu at startup. That's how I made it work. Then to fix the touchpad issue I used the settings option from charms, and selected control panel. Then I selected mouse and got a tab with the driver logo. I clicked it and was able to get rid of the edge swipe options. Good Luck!
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  6. #46


    Quote Originally Posted by mullyden View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by monkeynuts View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mullyden View Post

    I bought a new Lenova a couple of months ago with W8 which was not too smart as the computer does not have a touch screen. I did find by additional digging that in addition to hot corners, w8 Lenova machines and I presume others with w8 use touch pad edge swipe to trigger the charm menu and big clock. The function is triggered by moving my finger from off the right edge to the right edge of the pad. I found an option in the driver to disable the function and it no longer "swipes". I did not have the option to just shut off the right edge swipe so it disabled all edge swipe functions which are similar to hot corner functions relating to apps, etc. In any case the charms are still available as Win button + functions so that functionality is there ​IF I NEED IT!
    I have a Asus UltraBook and cannot find any Touchpad settings any where including looking in the drivers

    Classic Shell helps but no matter what I do the active corners still work but not as bad as before also the zoom function kicks in if I have 2 fingers on the touchpad and that is fooking annoying as well ......................is this all 8 generated or a shit Asus laptop
    I found I could get rid of the hot corners by rt clicking on the start icon at the bottom strip and going to settings. Within settings is a Win 8 Settings tab that allows you to wdisable the hot corners and the metro start menu at startup. That's how I made it work. Then to fix the touchpad issue I used the settings option from charms, and selected control panel. Then I selected mouse and got a tab with the driver logo. I clicked it and was able to get rid of the edge swipe options. Good Luck!
    I will try that .......................cheers
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  7. #47


    Posts : 5
    Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by monkeynuts View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mullyden View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by monkeynuts View Post
    I have a Asus UltraBook and cannot find any Touchpad settings any where including looking in the drivers

    Classic Shell helps but no matter what I do the active corners still work but not as bad as before also the zoom function kicks in if I have 2 fingers on the touchpad and that is fooking annoying as well ......................is this all 8 generated or a shit Asus laptop
    I found I could get rid of the hot corners by rt clicking on the start icon at the bottom strip and going to settings. Within settings is a Win 8 Settings tab that allows you to wdisable the hot corners and the metro start menu at startup. That's how I made it work. Then to fix the touchpad issue I used the settings option from charms, and selected control panel. Then I selected mouse and got a tab with the driver logo. I clicked it and was able to get rid of the edge swipe options. Good Luck!
    I will try that .......................cheers
    Let me know if it works. One of the references that I found was a forum that someone was talking about their asus. I bet solution is similar.
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  8. #48


    Had the same problem! Solution was in just uninstalling the mouse driver. It is done by left clicking Computer - Properties - device manager - Mice and other pointing devices - driver - uninstall. After rebooting Windows automatically installed the appropriate driver. Another reboot. That is all!
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  9. #49


    Posts : 5
    Win 8


    Glad yours got fixed also, iskren.
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  10. #50


    Yep done it ...................... just deleted the mouse driver


    Still think Win 8 is shit though
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