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charms bar always opening when typing

  1. #1


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    windows 8.1

    charms bar always opening when typing


    Occasionally when I am playing games on my computer the charms bar will open up and i can't type anything until I restart my computer. Whenever i try to type it just opens up the charms bar. It is really annoying when i am playing competitive.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello maxpower, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Is this on a laptop with a touchpad by chance?

    If so, then you might be having the charms bar open from the edge swipes feature. If this is the case, then you can use an option in the tutorial below to disable touchpad edge swipes.

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


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    no, this is on a desktop computer
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by maxpower1716 View Post
    no, this is on a desktop computer
    Have you tried running---

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

    &

    sfc /scannow

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    In administrator CMD prompts.{In that order.} ?

    Pictures---

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    Last edited by David Bailey; 04 Jan 2015 at 19:25. Reason: Added pictures
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    In addition, if you are using a mouse, check to see if any of the mouse buttons are set to open charms. You may be pressing it by mistake. If so, then you could set that button to perform another action or disable it.

    Are you pressing the Windows + C keys while gaming by chance? That's the shortcut to open charms.
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