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Start menu keeps popping up

  1. #1


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    Start menu keeps popping up


    So does anyone know why my start menu keeps popping up on my right side of my screen? Then I can't play my games

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello iambanbury, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Do you mean the Charms Bar hint like in the tutorial below? If so, then disabling it may help.

    Charms Bar Hint - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    It didn't work! It still keeps popping up and then taking me to the start up menu
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    Was it the "Charms Bar" that what was popping up for you?

    Are you pressing any of the shortcut keys for charms when it opens?

    Charms Bar - Open in Windows 8

    If not, then what are you doing when this happens?
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    Yes its the charm bar. I am in the middle of the screen playing a game. No i am not pressing anything except the mouse
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    You might double check your mouse button settings to see if one of them may be triggering the Charms bar.
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    Where would i go and click to check that? Im new to
    Win.8 and.it is foreign to me
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    I am also new to Win8 and I am having the same problem. It happens when I move my finger from right to left over the mouse. It doesn't always happen when I move my finger from right to left, but something I am doing does seem to trigger the toolbar with the charms instead of moving the mouse.

    I would like to just turn it off. If I want to trigger the charms, I can use one of the many other methods. I have gone through the mouse menus and I can't seem to find any way to shut it off.

    If anyone knows how to shut this feature off, please help!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iambanbury View Post
    Where would i go and click to check that? Im new to
    Win.8 and.it is foreign to me
    It depends on what brand and model of mouse you have.

    You may be able to open the Control Panel (icons view), click on Mouse icon, then look at the last tab to see if it's something like "SetPoint Settings" (this will vary per brand) below.

    Click image for larger version
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    I should have been more specific... I have a Synaptics touchpad on a Lenovo laptop. Here is the screen where I would think I should be able to turn off this feature, but it must be located somewhere else as I have tried all of these options to get it to stop bringing up the charms with the mouse.Click image for larger version
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