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Start button stopped working

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Start button stopped working


    When I try clicking the start button, it doesn't work. I move my mouse to the right side of the screen, and the bar doesn't come up. Same with moving my mouse to the top left corner of the screen. I checked the properties by right clicking the task bar. The corner navigation options are checked off to show them when I move my mouse to the different corners. When I googled for answers, they were saying to make sure to uninstall third-party applications. I don't have downloaded so I don't know how it would stop working.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi Ali, welcome to Windows EightForums!

    First of all, try the keyboard shortcuts:

    Start - Windows Key
    Charms Bar - Windows Key + C.

    Could also be something as simple as a quick reboot.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Both shortcuts worked. I restarted the laptop and the first time I moved the mouse over, the bar came up. I tried again and it doesn't come up. The start button works now too.
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  4. #4


    Welcome to Windows EightForums, Ali.

    Are you placing the mouse pointer in the upper or lower hot corners? to get the Charms bar?
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 20 Aug 2014 at 21:06.
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  5. #5


    Have you installed a Start Menu program like Classic Shell or Start8?
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