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Deactivate Charms Bar on Touch Screen

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerFederer View Post
    Hey all!

    @ Shawn: Unfortunately it didn't work. Maybe I got something wrong? The .reg-file was added to the registry but what does "5. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK when prompted." mean?

    @ dirtyvu: This just says how to install a guest account. I already did that. But the guest shouldn't be able to move around on C: ! If you say: "You just have to restrict the rights for a guest, so that he cannot gain access e.g. to C:." then I have to reply: "Already tried this one." Problem: If I restrict the rights on C:, I cannot launch the only program the guest (hospital patient) needs to work with ... Therefore I am trying to only make (the) one survey application the patient/guest needs to see visible and restrict his/her scope of action within this application as much as possible. Ergo: Deactivating the charms bar on touch screen will do most of the job.

    Thanks for your helf so far and have a nice week!

    Roger
    Rodger,

    It just means that after you double click on the .reg file to merge it, you will be prompted for approval. Those are just what you need to click on in these prompts (if prompted) to fully approve the merge for it to work.

    Where you not prompted when you merged the .reg file?

    If not, then when you right click on the .reg file, do you have a Merge option in the context menu?
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Mar 2013 at 16:08. Reason: added quote

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8


    Dear Shawn,

    sorry, English is not my native language, because of that I still have problems understanding, especially because the Win8 menu in my native language of course is slightly different.

    It all worked as you've described. Unfortunately, as soon as I touch the right area of the screen, charms bar "slides" in.

    Is there any other possibility?

    Do you know an alternative way to only show a tablet user the window he/she should see (because me - the admin - only wants him/her to give him/her a limited view to complete a survey)?

    Thanks!

    Roger
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  3. #13


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    No problem Rodger.

    On a tablet, if you swipe inward (even a tiny bit) from the right edge it opens the Charms bar. I don't know of anything to stop this.

    This wouldn't be the same thing that gets disabled with the Charms bar hint corners.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8


    Hi Shawn,

    I found a small tool which can do the job:

    WinAero: Skip Metro Suite

    I am more than happy!

    Thank you very (!) much for your help!

    Roger
    Last edited by Brink; 12 Mar 2013 at 11:06. Reason: replaced link with source
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  5. #15


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    Great news Roger. Thank you for posting back.
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  6. #16


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    are you disabling the Windows key as well? they'll be able to get to the Start screen with the keyboard.
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  7. #17


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    They won't be having the keyboard so this isn't a problem.

    The only question left now ist: How can I disable the "windows button" (which opens the start menu/screen) on the bottom (dark/black) side/bar of the touch screen? --> see picture here: http://www.tabletblog.de/wp-content/...510-tablet.jpg

    Thanks for your help!!

    Best regards,

    Roger
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  8. #18


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    the windows button is the windows key. you could try using a key remapper like keytweak.
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  9. #19


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    Windows 8


    Hi Dirtyvu,

    unfortunately Keytweak doesn't show the "Windows-Button".

    Thanks for your help!

    Roger
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    in my keytweak, you can map the windows key. for one of my old IBM Model M keyboards (which don't have Windows keys), I have the left windows key mapped to 59 and the right windows key mapped to 125.
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