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How do I disable Windows 8 navigation bar from popping up?

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    How do I disable Windows 8 navigation bar from popping up?


    When I am typing it appears that there is some type of shortcut that I am hitting which then pops up that navigation bar on the right hand side (where settings, search, etc. is). I would like to disable any of these shortcuts so this doesn't happen at all when I am typing. Can you please help me to do this?

    Thank you,
    Kindra

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Kindra, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    This would be the "charms bar". Pressing the + C keys would open the charms bar.

    Charms Bar - Open in Windows 8

    Hope this helps some to help prevent accidentally opening it.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you for your response however I am definitely not pressing those two keys. It's when I am just typing normally... sometimes possibly pressing shift to capitalize a letter but sometimes not even that. I type really fast so it happens all the time and is so frustrating. Not sure what else it could be??
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Do you have a touchpad on your keyboard by chance that you may be opening charms with an edge swipe?

    Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Yes I think that was it. Thank you SO much! I disabled the edge swipes and so far so good. I just had no idea what was going on.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news. You're most welcome.

    It's easy for your palm to trip the edge swipe on the touchpad while typing.
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