Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Moving pointer to left corner not working.

  1. #11


    I think it should always show the Start Page tile in the bottom left corner.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12


    Posts : 17
    Windows


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    If you open any Metro programs and switch to desktop view, moving the pointer to the corner will show the previous program(s). If you haven't used any metro programs or Apps it won't show anything, I think.
    Yes but the mouse should not freeze the screen for a period...correct?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Scramjet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    If you open any Metro programs and switch to desktop view, moving the pointer to the corner will show the previous program(s). If you haven't used any metro programs or Apps it won't show anything, I think.
    Yes but the mouse should not freeze the screen for a period...correct?
    Have you tried updating the driver for the Pointing device? if that doesn't help, try a Refresh using this tutorial:

    Refresh Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    It happened a few more times for me last night... in a Metro App, and mouse pointer in the upper left did nothing.

    A little later it started working again (after switching to desktop and back I think).

    If there are no other apps running at all, at the very least, it should pop up with the Start Screen (i.e. same as lower-left corner)... it's inconsistent and confusing to have it work sometimes but not others. I'm not yet convinced this is the problem though, since I'm pretty sure I had other apps (at the very least, the desktop) running that could have been switched to, though.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #15


    I'm really surprised that there wasn't already threads about this, I did a google search before starting this thread and couldn't find anything. Mine is still working better than it was, it was probably only working 5% of the time, but at the moment it's probably working 70% of the time.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #16


    Posts : 17
    Windows


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Scramjet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    If you open any Metro programs and switch to desktop view, moving the pointer to the corner will show the previous program(s). If you haven't used any metro programs or Apps it won't show anything, I think.
    Yes but the mouse should not freeze the screen for a period...correct?
    Have you tried updating the driver for the Pointing device? if that doesn't help, try a Refresh using this tutorial:

    Refresh Windows 8
    yes all drivers are up to date.
    I shall try the refresh option to see if it solves my problem.
    thank you for the advice
    cheers

    oh just realized i am kinda hijacking revocomputers post. I shall create a new post soon.
    sorry revocomputers
    Last edited by Scramjet; 07 Mar 2012 at 07:40. Reason: creating a new post
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #17


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello revocomputers,

    You could also press the Windows + CTRL + TAB keys to open the left Switch List bar. It will not open though unless you had more than one item opened previously. For example, the desktop or a app.

    Apps - Close in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #18


    oh yes, thanks, although it seems to be just Windows+TAB, you don't need the CTRL
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #19


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.

    You can press and hold Windows+Tab, then press Tab to cycle through the list of opened apps. As soon as you release the keys the Switch List bar will go away, and open whatever item you had selected.

    Pressing Windows+CTRL+TAB and release will open the Switch List with it staying open to be able to either click on the item or use Tab+Enter to select a opened app to open again.

    This is basically Windows 8 version of Flip 3D in Windows 7 and Vista.

    UPDATE:

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Mar 2012 at 12:07. Reason: added new tutorial link
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #20


    oh I see the difference now, but pressing 3 keys is hard lol
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Moving pointer to left corner not working.
Related Threads
My menu doesn't come up. It doesn't come up when I press the Windows button in the bottom left corner either. It only comes up when I press the Windows button on the keyboard. Can someone help me? :cry:
Hi, So instead of explaining what I'm looking at right now I'll post a picture here: 45157 So as you can see that bar there is putting my volume automatically up to 100% every single time I touch it. Also, recently this has made the computer unable to drag the top or side or have any...
Today, for the first time, when I started my computer, the icons on the desktop (I use the old-style desktop) had shifted such that there was nothing in the top left corner. And I cannot drag anything up there anymore - there's this blank spot where I always used to keep my "My Documents" user...
Hi, I've had a problem with the app switcher since upgrading to 8.1 and was wondering if anyone has had the same problem. When I hover the cursor in the top left corner when two or more apps are happen, I get small white outlines instead of the small preview images that I used to get on Windows...
Hi, every now and then in Windows 8, an application disappears into the top left hand corner of the screen when they maximise back from being minimised to the bottom task bar. There appears to be no way to recover the application, even if I stop it in task manager and start it again. If I click...
Hi, I have an issue with a white rectangular box appearing in the top left corner of my laptop screen. It covers the icons behind it and renders them 'unclickable'. Nothing happens if the box itself is clicked on. It does not stay on top of other windows, just the desktop.
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook