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Please help. Trying to get rid of the charms bar.

  1. #11


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    Irritating, isn't it. The Synaptics here has the 'Enable Edge Swipes' that can be unchecked, check to see if there is some newer Synaptics driver version available for your pc? Or maybe this is can be useful: WinAero: Winaero Charms Bar Killer (am recommending a backup or create a restore point before testing software).
    CharmsBarKiller works fine for me on the desktop but I'm not sure if there would be other issues with a portable device.

    As a side note: With the additional features in '8.1 Update', I don't see much use for the Charms Bar anymore; enlighten me if I'm mistaken!

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  2. #12


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    Irritating, isn't it. The Synaptics here has the 'Enable Edge Swipes' that can be unchecked, check to see if there is some newer Synaptics driver version available for your pc? Or maybe this is can be useful: WinAero: Winaero Charms Bar Killer (am recommending a backup or create a restore point before testing software).
    CharmsBarKiller works fine for me on the desktop but I'm not sure if there would be other issues with a portable device.

    As a side note: With the additional features in '8.1 Update', I don't see much use for the Charms Bar anymore; enlighten me if I'm mistaken!
    It depends on what your doing. The options shown in the charms bar depend on where you open it from. If you launch a Metro App and then open the Charms Bar from that App, the settings etc shown are for that App. Open the Start Menu and launch it from there and you get different options than if you launched it from say your Desktop. It changes depending on what your doing. Having said that though, I don't find myself opening it very often. It's usually when I'm trying to help someone figure something out in a thread, versuss actually changing a setting on my PC.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    It depends on what your doing. The options shown in the charms bar depend on where you open it from. If you launch a Metro App and then open the Charms Bar from that App, the settings etc shown are for that App. Open the Start Menu and launch it from there and you get different options than if you launched it from say your Desktop. It changes depending on what your doing. Having said that though, I don't find myself opening it very often. It's usually when I'm trying to help someone figure something out in a thread, versuss actually changing a setting on my PC.
    I consider myself enlightened!
    Forgot all about that! Shows how often I use Modern Apps.
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