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Moving pointer to left corner not working.

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    Moving pointer to left corner not working.


    Hi all, When you move your pointer to a left corner you should get either the start page or your open tasks/apps.

    But it's only working occasionally on my desktop.


    Is this a known problem, just my computer or just me being stupid?

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    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    I've experienced a few situations where the thumbnail didnt' pop up... once I was in mail, and the upper-left corner didn't work, but the lower left did. It was like that consistently for a while, and then it suddenly started working again.

    I haven't found any reproducable scenarios yet. It seems random, but at least for me, it's rare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmbAustin View Post
    I've experienced a few situations where the thumbnail didnt' pop up... once I was in mail, and the upper-left corner didn't work, but the lower left did. It was like that consistently for a while, and then it suddenly started working again.

    I haven't found any reproducable scenarios yet. It seems random, but at least for me, it's rare.
    It's rare if it works for me
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    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 51
    Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition


    Have you tried to re calibrate your monitor? You may have your desktop slightly expanded past what will fit on your screen
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    Yes, it's not the screen, if I click in the left bottom corner it goes to the start page, it's just the hover that doesn't work.
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Yes it is a pain. I just hit the Start (Win) button.
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    It's seeing the open tasks/apps down the left hand side that I miss. At least it's not just me
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    Posts : 17
    Windows


    I am having a similiar problem with the mouse also. It works fine in desktop and to any corner. The mouse freezes in top left or bottom left if i am in metro screen when i open the device- settings window. I cannot get out of it even if i press the windows key. It just freezes my computer for 10-20 secs. When I am able to move the mouse again and I slide to either corner it freezes again. I am very disappointed with windows 8 preview so far So far for me it is very buggy and sure going to take a while to get use to the changes. Glad I have it installed on a separate drive.
    Cheers
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    It's working a bit more often now :s tis a strange one
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    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.
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