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Disabling charm bar appearing with touch screen swipe

  1. #21


    Windows 10 will not have the Charms bar per say. But, they say swiping from the right will still give you options. It will probably also not be designed to be disabled.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Uncharm.exe


    Hi Superfly

    Your Uncharm program really dug me out of a hole.
    Built a kiosk type app using a touchscreen to display data but found that charms still worked.
    Tried everything, nothing worked until I found your clever app.
    Thanks.
    I don't know C# and am intrigued to know how the code works.
    Any chance you would post a short explanation?

    Anyway thanks again.
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by grizzlybear View Post
    Hi Superfly

    Your Uncharm program really dug me out of a hole.
    Built a kiosk type app using a touchscreen to display data but found that charms still worked.
    Tried everything, nothing worked until I found your clever app.
    Thanks.
    I don't know C# and am intrigued to know how the code works.
    Any chance you would post a short explanation?

    Anyway thanks again.

    Hi grizzlybear

    I'm chuffed that you find the program useful - I haven't worked on it in yonks.

    Basically we are running a separate thread that polls each window that gets activated ( a listener process if you will) - Should the window being activated be charms we set it's position off screen.

    The reason we cannot terminate the charms process itself is because it is ingrained into explorer - doing that would thus crash explore as well.

    Hope this makes sense. The source code can found here:
    Controlling Charms...
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  4. #24


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Nice one, Superfly.
    I think I get it now.
    Very clever, just a few lines with great affect.
    Thanks
    GB
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