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Start menu keeps popping up

  1. #11


    If the top left tile on your Start Panel is not your Desktop tile. Try changing it to Desktop tile.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
    Last edited by Brink; 27 Dec 2012 at 00:43. Reason: Added tutorial link for more info

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  2. #12


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    I moved the desktop tile to the top left and there is no change. I also noticed that if I am on the screen with the tiles and I swipe the mouse from left to right, sometimes it will switch back to the desktop. As I have been trying to figure this out tonight, it seems like if I start with my finger too far to one side of the touchpad, it tries to switch between the desktop and the tiles.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    FreedomLover,

    On my laptop, it was the "Enable Edge Swipes" setting that was responsible.

    I'm using Synaptics 16.2.21 driver version below.

    Drivers | Synaptics

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  4. #14


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    I am using 16.2.10.5. I wonder if I should update my driver?
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  5. #15


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    If you like. The newer version works better with Windows 8.
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  6. #16


    FreedomLover ▬ I was looking at photo in first post. It looks like the very last checkmark was causing your problem.
    ► Advanced
    Enable EdgeMotion when scrolling
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  7. #17


    Why don't you set the mouse to turn off ALL gestures like me?
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  8. #18


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    If you like. The newer version works better with Windows 8.
    I would have thought this computer would have the latest version. I just bought it the week of Thanksgiving.

    pcrat - I tried that and it must do something else because it was still doing that.

    Mrshowdown - I may do that if this keeps bringing up the start menu. I do like the scroll function though for when I am on a web page and can scroll the page by touching the pad on the far right and scrolling up or down, so I don't want to turn it ALL off!
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  9. #19


    you've tried unchecking it
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  10. #20


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    you've tried unchecking it
    Yes, I did.
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