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How to remove "swipe in from the side" pop up window

  1. #1


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1

    How to remove "swipe in from the side" pop up window


    How do I remove this?

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    Every time I open any 'metro app' this window pops up and doesn't exit until I close all metro apps. As you can see, it blocks a lot of things making almost any app unusable. Plus it's annoying. How do I turn it off?

    The kicker is, when I try and swipe in from the side nothing happens... I don't know who goes around swiping with mice, but there you go, apparently it's a feature.
    Last edited by Brink; 01 Jan 2014 at 14:43. Reason: embedded image

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Gorman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Those would be the help tips. The tutorial below can help show you how to disable them.

    Help Tips - Enable or Disable in Windows 8.1
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  3. #3


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks Brink, worked straight up!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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