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Switcher - Enable or Disable Top Left Corner in Windows 8


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Switcher - Enable or Disable Top Left Corner in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Switcher upper-left hot corner in only your user account in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
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How to Enable or Disable Switcher Top Left Hot Corner in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Switcher upper-left hot corner in only your user account in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
How to Enable or Disable Switcher Top Left Hot Corner in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Switcher upper-left hot corner in only your user account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

Note   Note
When you disable the Switcher upper-left hot corner, you will no longer be able to open Switcher from the upper-left corner.

You will still be able to open Switcher from the bottom left corner, and any other method though.


EXAMPLE: Switcher Upper-left Hot Corner
Switcher_TL_Corner_Hint.jpg
Switcher.jpg






OPTION ONE
Enable or Disable Switcher TL Corner using a BAT File


Note   Note
The .bat files below are for the registry key and value below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\EdgeUI

DisableTLcorner DWORD

0 = Enable TL corner
1 = Disable TL corner


1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Enable Switcher Upper-left Hot Corner in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Enable_Switcher_TL_Hot_Corner.bat
download
3. To Disable Switcher Upper-left Hot Corner in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Disable_Switcher_TL_Hot_Corner.bat
download
4. Save the .bat file to your desktop, and run it.​
5. If prompted, click/tap on Run.​
NOTE: If you like, you can stop getting the Run prompt by unblocking the downloaded .bat file.​
6. You will now notice your screen flicker as explorer is restarted.​






OPTION TWO
Enable or Disable Switcher TL Corner in "Taskbar and Navigation properties"


Tip   Tip

1. From your desktop, right click or press and hold on the taskbar, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)​
Windows_8.1_Switcher_TL_Corner-1.jpg
2. In Taskbar and Navigation properties, click/tap on the Navigation tab, and do step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below)​
3. Enable Switcher Upper-left Hot Corner in Windows 8.1
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Check the When I click the upper-left corner, switch between my recent apps box, and click/tap on OK.​
4. Disable Switcher Upper-left Hot Corner in Windows 8.1
A) Uncheck the When I click the upper-left corner, switch between my recent apps box, and click/tap on OK.​
Windows_8.1_Switcher_TL_Corner-2.jpg





OPTION THREE
Enable or Disable Switcher TL Corner in PC settings

1. In Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, open PC settings, and click/tap on PC and devices on the left side. (see screenshot below)​
PC_settings_Charms-1.jpg

2. Click/tap on Corners and edges on the left side of "PC and devices, then do step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below step 5)​
3. Enable Switcher Upper-left Corner in Windows 8.1
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Under Corner navigation on the right side, mode the When I click the the upper-left corner, switch between my recent apps slider to the right to turn it on, and go to step 5 below.​
4. Disable Switcher Upper-left Corner in Windows 8.1
A) Under Corner navigation on the right side, mode the When I click the the upper-left corner, switch between my recent apps slider to the left to turn it off, and go to step 5 below.​
5. When finished, you can close PC settings if you like.​
PC_settings_Charms-1b.jpg


That's it,
Shawn


 
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This enable or disable Switcher top left hot corner tutorial has been updated for Windows 8.1 Preview. :)
 

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Ok, I just tried the first method using the batch file to disable it.. now I have a purple desktop with nothing on it..There are no icons.. start menu.. or even a menu bar at the bottom. I don't how to navigate anywhere that I didn't already open... I can switch programs using "alt-tab"...
 

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Hello Gregs, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It sounds like something had interrupted the restart of explorer.

You could either restart the PC.

OR

Press the CTRL+Shift+ESC keys to open Task Manager, click on File (menu bar), click on Run new task, type explorer, and click/tap on OK.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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I've used the disable.bat, vut now I'd like to re-enable the upper left apps option. The enable.bat doesn't seem to reverse it though.
 

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Hello Dirtytrickster, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I've updated the .bat file. Please download and try again. :)
 

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Hello Dirtytrickster, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I've updated the .bat file. Please download and try again. :)
Hello. Thanks for updating the file, unfortunately it still doesn't work. One possibility is that I had to delete my Synaptic touchpad drivers because I couldn't disable the right side swipe for charms.
 

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Do you have a modern app open to test the TL hot corner for Switcher from your desktop using the pointer?

This wouldn't affect edge swipes on a touchpad.
 

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Do you have a modern app open to test the TL hot corner for Switcher from your desktop using the pointer?

This wouldn't affect edge swipes on a touchpad.
I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean.
I'm testing the upper left corner in my desktop and in the Metro UI.
 

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Switcher is to switch between opened modern apps. You would need to have an app open before switcher would open from the TL hot corner.

As a test, open your Start screen, open say the Store, then test Switcher.
 

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Switcher is to switch between opened modern apps. You would need to have an app open before switcher would open from the TL hot corner.

As a test, open your Start screen, open say the Store, then test Switcher.
O ok. I usually have Firefox open, would that be considered a modern app?

Anyway I tested with Firefox and Store open - no luck. It is still grayed out in the mouse and touchpad settings
 

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You're most welcome. :)
 

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    Logitech wireless K800
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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
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