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Charms Bar Hint - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

  1. #30


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Vann,

    Is the Charms bar appearing while using a touchpad by chance?

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  2. #31


    Florida
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    That's exactly what is happening.
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  3. #32


    Posts : 22,583
    64-bit Windows 10


    Ah, good. In that case you could disable edge swipes for the touchpad to stop it.

    Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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  4. #33


    Florida
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    Ok, I've got it fixed.

    Thanks guys!
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  5. #34


    Posts : 22,583
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news. Glad we could help.
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  6. #35


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    I registered to this forum to say 'THANK YOU'. I just got this new windows 8.1 laptop and the charms bar was driving me
    nuts. Of all of the hints I found about how to get rid of this microsoft pita, yours was the best. The charms crap still comes
    up, but not nearly as much as when I first got this laptop. Thanks again.
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  7. #36


    Posts : 22,583
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Rwal, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you have a touchpad, then see if this below may help as well.

    Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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  8. #37


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1

    I've kind of given up.


    I thought what was posted here would get rid of the 8.1 charms bar. It did, for a while. But, the damn thing is
    back. So, I tried the Winaero charm bar remover, the classic shell charm bar remover and many more things
    revolving around using regedit. I used to have XP and I can't remember when I last had to use regedit.
    So far, with 8.1, I've been using it daily. So, I'm going back to windows 7 until I can get WINE running in a decent
    linux distribution. Windows 8.1 seems to be the ultimate expression of the microsoft 'you can't get there from here'
    software policy and I'm not going to put up with it any longer - you can't change the icon text, you can't change
    the contrast on your screen, you can't ... and on and on. Then we get into the concept of 8.1 and the microsoft
    account where anything you do will undoubtably end up in the NSA servers.

    Windows 8.1 seems to be the best sales tool for windows 7 and linux resellers.

    End of rant.
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  9. #38


    Posts : 22,583
    64-bit Windows 10


    Rwal,

    The tutorial on the first page only disables the Charms hint corner, and not completely.

    Did you already disable edge swipes for your touchpad if applicable?
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  10. #39


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1

    Tried that.


    The synaptics driver that came with this acer aspire doesn't have that option and the latest synaptics drivers
    won't install for some reason. It's kind of a moot point. As you may have noticed from my rant, I'm no longer
    really interested in trying to get 8.1 work for me. Now, if I can find XP drivers for an aspire v5-571 ...
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