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Charms bar and full screen games

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    Charms bar and full screen games


    If you are playing a fullscreen game (not a Metro Game) is the charms bar disabled, or does it interfere with right-side gameplay? Is it the same with the left sidebar?

    According to Microsoft answers, there might be a way to disable the Charms bar, but they are not telling everybody!

    Disable charms bar temporarily - Microsoft Answers

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    Yup, I saw that yesterday while researching. The mod can't paste it in the link, instead of being all super secret like it's some insider trading in the stock market or something?
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    Portsmouth Hants
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    It probably links to a 3rd party utility like My WCP CharmBar Customizer - which fails with a fatal error when I try to run it.
    Still, I'd love to find the script that puts up the charms bar, and find what disables it when the opposite sidebar is in use
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    He is probably covered by an NDA
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    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    He is probably covered by an NDA
    Yeah, I hear ya. To clarify, I wasn't (or didn't intend to) pick on the mod himself. I took for granted that MS instructed him to be quiet about it and knew he is probably just going by what they tell him to do and not to do.
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    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Still, everyone who visits that link I posted could just add their number to the "me too" box and see if they get an email...
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