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    Switcher - Enable or Disable Top Left Corner in Windows 8

    Switcher - Enable or Disable Top Left Corner in Windows 8
    How to Enable or Disable Switcher Top Left Hot Corner in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
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    05 Feb 2013
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    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

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    Switcher - Enable or Disable Top Left Corner in Windows 8 OPTION ONE Switcher - Enable or Disable Top Left Corner in Windows 8
    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.






    Switcher - Enable or Disable Top Left Corner in Windows 8 OPTION TWO Switcher - Enable or Disable Top Left Corner in Windows 8
    Enable or Disable Switcher TL Corner in "Taskbar and Navigation properties"


    Tip   Tip
    For more details about Windows 8.1 Preview, see: https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...d-install.html


    1. From your desktop, right click or press and hold on the taskbar, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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    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.

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    Switcher - Enable or Disable Top Left Corner in Windows 8 OPTION THREE Switcher - Enable or Disable Top Left Corner in Windows 8
    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)

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    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.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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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