The charms bar is a UI element in recent versions of Microsoft Windows which allows access to commonly used actions.

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How do I disable windows 8.1 gestures via regedit? (details)

I've followed others instructions. For what I'd like to do, all I can find is the suggestion that updating the Synaptics driver will create the option in control panel>mouse>*. I was successful in ...
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Windows 8.1: Windows + I, then clicking on network, does nothing

I'm running Windows 8.1 and occasionally have noticed the following: 1. I press Windows + I to bring up the charm 2. I then press the network icon (in my case the wireless symbol) to bring up the ...
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In Windows 8.1, how do I make ALL drag-from-edge commands go away?

I have Windows 8.1, and I want to turn off ALL drag-from-edge commands. Not just with the touchpad, ALL drag-from-edge commands, even with an external mouse. I don't think I have ever used one ...
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Is there a way to stop Windows 8.1 from trapping my mouse cursor when moving between screens?

I just upgraded to Windows 8.1, and immediately I notice that unless I deliberately wind up and "slam" my mouse cursor against the edges of my screens, it gets stuck on the last pixel before crossing. ...
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Start and Charm Bar don't work sometime

I am using window 8.1 pro 32bit. For a couple of weeks, I have encountered some problems with the Start button and Charm bar. Generally, when I put mouse on Start button, it turns black and then I can ...
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Start button, charms bar not working after registry clean

I used Advanced System Optimizer in Windows 8.1 to do a system scan, clean registry, defragment disk etc. Now start button and the button on bottom right that shows the desktop doesn't do anything ...
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Why is my charms bar on Windows 8.1 not vertically centered?

I am using Parallels VM to run Windows 8.1, and here's my charms bar: Why is this happening? How can I fix it? Thanks. P.S. Sorry for the big picture.
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Disabling charms bar in windows 8.1 for touchscreens

I am setting up a computer with a 42" touch-screen for public presentation of life-sensor data. I disabled all hot corners in the pc settings and also in the properties window of the task bar, I ...
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windows-8 keyboard-shortcuts for Charms is lost

I was able to use Windows+C as the (standard) shortcut for opening the Charms bar, but not any more now. I don't know what's wrong and I want to get that shortcut back. Please help. Thanks
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Disabling the charms bar [duplicate]

How do I disable the the charms bar? I am surprised there is no easy way to disable the feature. Here's what I've done so far: 1.) Disabled right edged swipe gesture in my touchpad settings. Part of ...
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Windows 8.1 search charm slow, with explorer.exe CPU usage at 100%

Since upgrading to Windows 8.1 this weekend, the Search feature became pretty useless. When I start typing, it sends my CPU usage to 100% (Task Manager shows Windows Explorer as the main offender), ...
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Win 8.1 charms icons off center

When I swipe from bottom corner, icons in charms are much lower, than it was on W8. Swiping from top corner pulls them up. However if I press Win+R, they are in center. This isn't happening on some ...
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Turn off Windows 8 mouse/screen shortcuts

I recently installed Windows 8, and yesterday I tried playing some games on it. The games were running smooth, but every time my mouse cursor ( in-game ) was anywhere near the top left or bottom left ...
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Pointer 'snap to' Start button when swiping from right on touchpad

I want my mouse pointer to 'snap' to the Start button when I swipe from right on the touchpad to unveil the Charms Bar. I've seen this in some ASUS Windows 8 laptops. Because dragging my mouse ...
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Customizing the Windows 8 Charms Bar

I've read the other threads here, and on other sites too. I have downloaded the CharmBar Customizer application, even thought it was no longer accessible from the original links. However, when I try ...
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Why does the Charms sidebar keep appearing on my Windows 8 laptop when my mouse pointer is nowhere near the corners?

I bought a brand new Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows 8. This has a mouse touchpad, not a touchscreen. When we are using the laptop and are moving the mouse around, the Windows Charms sidebar ...
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Disable time/date pop up when scrolling

Recently installed Win 8. Sometimes on laptop, I will scroll left using touch pad, and the time/date box pops up on lower left. Have to click out of it to continue scrolling. Not sure what I am doing ...
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Disable Windows 8 Charms Bar top-right reveal corner [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Possible to change Windows 8 “Hot Corners” Is it possible to set the reveal mode of Windows 8 Charms Bar to show only after pointing the mouse at the bottom-right screen ...
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Why Windows 8 would display colored squares instead of icons in the Search charm?

If I try to search anything, I only see colored squares instead of app icons, but only for Windows Store Apps.
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Disable Charm bar's Touchpad gesture shortcut

I'm using an Acer AO722 laptop. Everytime I slide my finger from the right edge of the touchpad (where the slider is) toward the center (mostly accidentally), the charmbar pops up and stays on the ...
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Using Windows 8's Charms menu on VMWare Fusion 4

How do I get to the Windows 8 Charms menu on VMWare Fusion 4? When I try to move my mouse to the edge, the Mac OS menu bar appears instead or nothing happens.
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How can I make a local USB audio device function as a “play-to” device supported by windows 8?

As a followup to this question: How do I use different audio devices for different apps in Windows 8? I can play music from the XBox Music app on a different computer or network speakers via the ...
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Disable Hot Corners in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to disable “top left click switches to metro app” behaviour in Windows 8? Whenever I move my mouse cursor to the top-left/bottom-right/top-right corners, ...
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What is share charm in Windows 8 used for?

I know that the Share charm provides a front-end to the new system-wide Share contract, which lets two Metro-style apps share information. What are some specific examples of Metro apps using the share ...
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Customize Windows 8 Charm Bar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to add new items to the Charms Bar? Is there a way to customize the Charm Bar in Windows 8? For example, I want to add shortcut for quicker access to ...
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How to go back one step in the Share charm with keyboard?

Let's say I'm in the Reader app and I want to share the currently read PDF file. So I: Open the Charms bar Choose the Share charm Choose Mail as the app I want to share with. Then I realise I made ...
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Is it possible to add new items to the Charms Bar?

If you press Windows + C in Windows 8, you will get the new UI element called the Charms Bar. It contains some useful links for sharing and searching: If you want to customize it, searching on ...
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Open charms via keyboard shortcut [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the new shortcuts for Windows 8? Is there a keyboard shortcut to open the charms in Windows 8?
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What is the Charms Bar?

I've seen a number of references to the "Charms Bar" in discussion about Windows 8. What is it, and how is it accessed?
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How can I disable the Windows 8 charms bar?

Can someone please tell me how to disable the annoying effect that pops up when you drag cursor to top- or bottom-right corners?