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Annoying Windows 8 Feature

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    Annoying Windows 8 Feature


    There is a Windows 8 feature that drives me nuts. I've noticed that when I'm in desktop mode and I have certain other apps running, those apps will show up as thumbnails when I hover over the top left-hand corner of the screen. The really annoying part is that when I brush my finger a certain way over the trackpad I'll inadvertently switch over to those apps and leave desktop mode. This makes browsing the web very painful and is a major nuisance. I'm not very computer savvy and I was hoping someone would help me turn it off.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Vladimir, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Disabling edge swipes for your touchpad should stop this for you.

    Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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