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Charms Bar Hint - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

  1. #50


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    Windows 8.1 64bit


    That is what I was afraid of.

    I am not sure exactly when it occurred but I am thinking it was somewhere around the same time that I installed MS Office 2016 earlier this week. (or when MS did the updates)

    I just hate the thought of having to reinstall office 2016 again. Considering the fact that I don't really use it much and using the windows key shortcut brings it up, unless it is going to suddenly cause other issues I might just leave it alone - lol. I also did a complete image backup before installing office 2016 so if I do go that route I do have 2 options.

    Thanks So Very Much

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  2. #51


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Injr,

    If you like, this below is what the .reg file in OPTION ONE does. Double check the same path in the registry at the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (HKLM) location to see if you may have the same values in red below there. If so, delete them, and restart the computer to see if that sorts it. You shouldn't have these at the HKLM location.

    Code:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\EdgeUI]
    "DisableCharmsHint"=-
    "DisableTRCorner"=dword:00000000
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  3. #52


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Sorry for the delay, been really busy and simply have not had a chance to be online much.

    Anyway, I went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell and the only thing listed there is
    (default) REG_SZ value not set (there is no folder for EdgeUI)

    I then went to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\EdgeUI]
    and there is
    (Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
    DisableTLCorner REG_DWORD 0x000000000(0)
    DisableTRCorner REG_DWORD 0x000000000(0)


    There is not entry saying disable charms hint in my registry
    Last edited by lnjr; 18 Nov 2015 at 15:42.
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  4. #53


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Injr,

    Did you also verify that it's enabled using all the other options in the tutorial?
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  5. #54


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    I have gone to the taskbar, right clicked and selected properties and made sure that there was a check mark in both the When I point to the upper right corner, show the charms bar as well as there is a check mark in the next one that states that when I point to the left upper corner to switch between my recent apps.

    I have even removed the check mark, rebooted the pc, placed the check mark back in there, rebooted the pc but the charms do not show when my mouse is at the upper right corner any more.


    I have done the steps from the third option and made sure the the corner navigation is set to one. Have also tried turning it off and then back on but that did not help either.

    I did download the .reg file to enable it again - but I was sort of leery about messing with the registry. The only other thing I could think of was the fact that my registry entry does not state Disable Charms Hint and maybe that somehow has something to do with it.

    I will try running that .reg download and restart my pc and see if that resolves the issue and get back to you. Thanks so Very Much.

    I have not tried any pc repair tools.
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  6. #55


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Ok. Please let us know how it went.
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  7. #56


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    I tried running the disable .reg file and then running the enable .reg file and the darn charms bar will not appear unless I use the windows and c key to get them to appear. I then tried right clicking on the EdgeUI, pointed to new and selected DWORD Value and named it DisableCharmsHint. I then double clicked the DisableCharmsHint and typed 0 in the value data > clicked okay and then closes the registry but that did not help either.

    I am at a loss as to when exactly it stopped working but I am fairly certain it was working before I installed Office 2016 (since I don't use the charms bar much) and it really isn't a big deal since I can still access it by using the windows and c keys, but it would just be nice to know exactly why it suddenly stopped working about the first of the month.

    Thanks.
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  8. #57


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    64-bit Windows 10


    I must admit that I'm at a loss as to why your Charms bar won't open using that method either.
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  9. #58


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    I was at a total loss as to why is suddenly was not working as well. In fact I kept trying to think of what I might have installed between the last time I remember using it and when I realized it wasn't working and besides uninstalling Office 2003 and installing MS Office 2016 I could not come up with a single thing. Although I did recall thinking that it happened right after my 1 year support for the computer ran out.

    Anyway, I turned on the computer this morning and it is working again. It was really just a matter of knowing why it wasn't working since I rarely use the charms bar at all. But it is working again. Thanks for all the help and assistance.
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  10. #59


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    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm happy to hear that it's working again though.
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