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Invasive Charms Bar

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Invasive Charms Bar


    Although it doesn't seem to have cropped up in this Forum, I know that there are many Win 8.1 users out there who are very frustrated by the Charms Bar which invades their screen uninvited. This seems to be a problem for those using laptops with touch pads.
    By pure fluke, I seem to have found a solution, at least for my Lenovo:

    Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Show hidden icons.
    Double click on the one that looks like a touch pad (ELAN Pointing device)
    Select edge swipe.
    Deselect

    I hope this helps someone.
    Last edited by Brink; 16 Apr 2014 at 10:16. Reason: added tutorial link for more info

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  2. #2


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    It has cropped up many times. You may also want to consider turning off the one finger scrolling as well - that helped on my Lenovo also
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Charms bar


    Thanks asamf .
    I don't like to waste peoples' time, so I checked for anything to do with the Charms bar in the search facility. Nothing came up!
    Cheers,
    Johngough1935
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    No worries mate. To be honest when I upgraded to Windows 8 it drove me demented until I turned it off. It was the only problem I had at all with Windows 8 - the start button and shutdown issues that were a problem for others never concerned me in the slightest.

    The problem with this forum is there is too much stuff but tutorials is a good place to start...

    Charms Bar Hint - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
    Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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