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disable moving the desktop

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    disable moving the desktop


    hi guys
    as you know when we move the mouse on the top of the windows in desktop , the mouse changes to a hand and we can move the desktop.
    how can i disable this option?

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Do you means the metro apps and not the desktop ?
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    when you are in desktop , move your mouse to the top of your monitor and you will see the mouse will change to a hand and by keep the left key of mouse down we can move the desktop
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    I am not sure why MS would have such a "feature." It doesn't seem to lead to anything significant. I think I'd just live with it. It's not an issue unless you can't resist moving the desktop.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It's part of Metro Snap, and allows you to snap the desktop to the side for use with Metro.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...same-time.html
    Last edited by Brink; 20 Nov 2012 at 20:03. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    It's part of Metro Snap, and allows you to snap the desktop to the side for use with Metro.
    I see. Since I installed Win8 on an older machine, Snap doesn't work for me. It sounds like a useful feature. What happens on my machine is that if I pull the desktop to the side, then, upon release, it just expands and goes back where it started. I knew that there was such a thing as Snap, but I never checked to see what it is. The upgrade adviser told me that Snap wouldn't work. Interestingly, it also told me that Win8 could not be installed on my machine. Only a few things apparently don't work. I forget what the others are now except for Snap and the new style BIOS.
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    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    Skip metro suite
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    windows 8


    Windows 8: Tile Toys and a buy, buy, bye app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    It's part of Metro Snap, and allows you to snap the desktop to the side for use with Metro.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...same-time.html
    so how can i disable it?
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    Windows 8 Pro 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by muiacir View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    It's part of Metro Snap, and allows you to snap the desktop to the side for use with Metro.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...same-time.html
    so how can i disable it?
    I don't think there is a known way to do so. Btw, with this feature you can also close metro apps ...
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