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

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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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Charms other than Search and Start cannot be selected

When trying to select the charms in windows 8. The only charms I can select are search and start. Why can't I select the other 3 charms i.e. share, devices, and settings. When I click on one of the ...
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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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Remove some of the options from the Charms bar in Windows 8

I have never, at any point, on any of the devices I've ever owned used the "Share" function shortcut. (I have sent images from my phone as MMSes and that's it. And I'm ok with having to attach the ...
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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?