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how to stop windows 8.1 from popping out the Start menu ba

  1. #1


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8

    how to stop windows 8.1 from popping out the Start menu ba


    My win 8.1 pops out the Start menu bar (dunno what it's officially called but it is a vertical bar with Search, Share, Start, Device, and Setting) when I scroll the right edge of my touchpad (Dell inspiron), and if I tap on the mouse it flips right to the Start screen. I see Microsoft is really doing everything they can to get the users to the Start screen. But this is really annoying because I have no business in the Start screen, unfortunately. i never go there and never will.

    How can I stop the windows from doing this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jineu,

    Disabling touchpad edge swipes should stop the charms bar hint opening mistakenly.

    Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    Thank you for your quick answer. The edge scroll is currently disabled and I cannot scroll up and down by swiping the edge. But this damn charm bar continues popping up. Is there anything I can do?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 50
    Win8.1-64 Pro


    In addition to what @Brink indicated, there are additional settings for activating the charms bar via hovering (tapping?) near the upper and lower right side corners at:
    Charms bar (lulz) -> Settings -> Change PC Settings -> PC and Devices -> Corners and edges

    Charms Bar Hint - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Jul 2014 at 10:42. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Jineu,

    Be sure that it's "edge swipes" that is disabled. "Edge scroll" will not affect it.
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how to stop windows 8.1 from popping out the Start menu ba
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