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#1 xWhiplash

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 14:14

While I was working with a client on their Photoshop work, we both (she took the mouse a few times) activated the Charms bar over 10 times while we were picking a color from the color palette dialog.

It is really embarrassing when you are working on a client and the OS keeps getting in the way, it makes you look unprofessional.

Is there a check box somewhere in the control panel I am missing? Don't get me wrong, I think Windows 8 is a pretty good system, but god damn they should have had SOME damn options.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 14:33

Nope, you need 3rd party to disable it afaik

#3 DudeBro

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 14:38

1. Press "WIN+R" key combination to launch RUN dialog box then type regedit and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor and go to following key:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\

2. Under ImmersiveShell key, create a new key EdgeUI.
3. Now select newly created key "EdgeUI" and in right-side pane, create a new DWORD DisableCharmsHint and set its value to 1
4. That's it. It'll immediately disable Charms Bar hint feature. You'll not need to log off or restart the system.
NOTE: If you want to enable the Charms Bar hint feature again, simply delete the DWORD "DisableCharmsHint" or set its value to 0
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\EdgeUI]
"DisableCharmsHint"=dword:00000001
Source: http://www.askvg.com...t-in-windows-8/

Haven't tried it. Testing to see if it works.

Edit: Well it does what it says, disables the charms hint but doesn't completely disable the charms bar. Charm bar won't activate just by touching the corners. You need to swipe up or down to make them show.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 14:39

1. Press "WIN+R" key combination to launch RUN dialog box then type regedit and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor and go to following key:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\

2. Under ImmersiveShell key, create a new key EdgeUI.
3. Now select newly created key "EdgeUI" and in right-side pane, create a new DWORD DisableCharmsHint and set its value to 1
4. That's it. It'll immediately disable Charms Bar hint feature. You'll not need to log off or restart the system.
NOTE: If you want to enable the Charms Bar hint feature again, simply delete the DWORD "DisableCharmsHint" or set its value to 0

Source: http://www.askvg.com...t-in-windows-8/


Nice tip

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:08

1. Press "WIN+R" key combination to launch RUN dialog box then type regedit and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor and go to following key:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\

2. Under ImmersiveShell key, create a new key EdgeUI.
3. Now select newly created key "EdgeUI" and in right-side pane, create a new DWORD DisableCharmsHint and set its value to 1
4. That's it. It'll immediately disable Charms Bar hint feature. You'll not need to log off or restart the system.
NOTE: If you want to enable the Charms Bar hint feature again, simply delete the DWORD "DisableCharmsHint" or set its value to 0
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\EdgeUI]
"DisableCharmsHint"=dword:00000001
Source: http://www.askvg.com...t-in-windows-8/

Haven't tried it. Testing to see if it works.

Edit: Well it does what it says, disables the charms hint but doesn't completely disable the charms bar. Charm bar won't activate just by touching the corners. You need to swipe up or down to make them show.


Oh well that is a shame, since we did actually activate the bar itself every time.

#6 DavidM

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:28

How to disable the Edge UI panels aka Charms Bar and Switcher in Windows 8
  • Open Registry Editor (press Win+R, type regedit.exe in Run dialog and press Enter) and go to key
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell
  • Create here a new key “EdgeUI“.
  • Select the EdgeUI key in the left pane and create two new DWORD values in the right pane of Registry Editor.
  • DisableTLcorner – stands for “Disable Top-Left corner”. Set it to 1, and Switcher will not appear when you move your mouse to the top-left corner of the screen. Note that it will still appear if you move the pointer to the bottom-left corner and then move it upwards along the left edge of the screen.
  • DisableCharmsHint – Set it to 1 to disable the Charms bar when using the mouse. It will not appear when you move the pointer to the top-right or bottom-rights corners. But as above, if you move the pointer to the top-right corner and then move it down along the right edge of the screen (or from the bottom-right corner up to the screen center along the right edge), it’ll appear again.
  • So, both settings prevent the Edge UI panels from appearing accidentally. They will take effect immediately - you do not need to restart Windows Explorer or log off. You will still be able to show them when you actually want to use them.
    If you want to enable the default behavior of Switcher, simply set DisableTLcorner value to 0 or delete it. Same goes for DisableCharmsHint value – set it to 0 or delete it to enable the Charms Bar popup.

ALL CREDIT TO WINAERO @ http://winaero.com/b...dows-8/#more-12

If you don't want to muck about the registry WINAERO makes a nice little program to do it for you @ http://winaero.com/c...omment.news.103 called Skip Metro Suite. You don't have to use the skip Metro part, just use the hot corner stuff.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:31

How to disable the Edge UI panels aka Charms Bar and Switcher in Windows 8

  • Open Registry Editor (press Win+R, type regedit.exe in Run dialog and press Enter) and go to key
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell
  • Create here a new key “EdgeUI“.
  • Select the EdgeUI key in the left pane and create two new DWORD values in the right pane of Registry Editor.
  • DisableTLcorner – stands for “Disable Top-Left corner”. Set it to 1, and Switcher will not appear when you move your mouse to the top-left corner of the screen. Note that it will still appear if you move the pointer to the bottom-left corner and then move it upwards along the left edge of the screen.
  • DisableCharmsHint – Set it to 1 to disable the Charms bar when using the mouse. It will not appear when you move the pointer to the top-right or bottom-rights corners. But as above, if you move the pointer to the top-right corner and then move it down along the right edge of the screen (or from the bottom-right corner up to the screen center along the right edge), it’ll appear again.
  • So, both settings prevent the Edge UI panels from appearing accidentally. They will take effect immediately - you do not need to restart Windows Explorer or log off. You will still be able to show them when you actually want to use them.
    If you want to enable the default behavior of Switcher, simply set DisableTLcorner value to 0 or delete it. Same goes for DisableCharmsHint value – set it to 0 or delete it to enable the Charms Bar popup.

ALL CREDIT TO WINAERO @ http://winaero.com/b...dows-8/#more-12

If you don't want to muck about the registry WINAERO makes a nice little program to do it for you @ http://winaero.com/c...omment.news.103 called Skip Metro Suite. You don't have to use the skip Metro part, just use the hot corner stuff.


Just like I mentioned above, I would like a way to disable them completely. The hints do not bother me, but my client and myself activated (fully, not just the hints) the bars numerous times during our session. So Start8 and others are the ONLY way to fully disable them?

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:38

Yes it seems like 3rd party solutions is the only way. Just use the Skip Metro Suite as DavidM suggested. It will disable the hot corners just like you want.

#9 OP xWhiplash

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:42

Yes it seems like 3rd party solutions is the only way. Just use the Skip Metro Suite as DavidM suggested. It will disable the hot corners just like you want.


It sounds like it will not disable it, as he mentioned:

"But as above, if you move the pointer to the top-right corner and then move it down along the right edge of the screen (or from the bottom-right corner up to the screen center along the right edge), it’ll appear again."

It is not the hints that are the issue. I really hate using third party stuff to make an OS bearable.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:45

No man, It will completely disable it. Its a simple program that runs as a service and takes no resources. All it does is disable the hot corners and nothing else.

I'm talking about the the one you download here http://winaero.com/d...oad.php?view.33

It's a really tiny app at 200KB. Try it.

#11 DavidM

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:46

Skip Metro Suite features:
  • Skip Start Screen feature.
  • Switcher can be disabled.
  • Charms Bar Hint can be disabled.
  • Can completely REMOVE edge panels, including Charms Bar,Switcher and square start button at bottom-left edge of Desktop.

GO HERE!!! -> http://winaero.com/c...omment.news.103
  • Can completely REMOVE edge panels, including Charms Bar,Switcher and square start button at bottom-left edge of Desktop.
  • Can completely REMOVE edge panels, including Charms Bar,Switcher and square start button at bottom-left edge of Desktop.
  • Can completely REMOVE edge panels, including Charms Bar,Switcher and square start button at bottom-left edge of Desktop.
  • Can completely REMOVE edge panels, including Charms Bar,Switcher and square start button at bottom-left edge of Desktop.
Get it? It can remove/disable the edge panels including the charms bar, app switcher and start button. I can't make it any clearer for you.

Good Luck.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:48

Skip Metro Suite features:

  • Skip Start Screen feature.
  • Switcher can be disabled.
  • Charms Bar Hint can be disabled.
  • Can completely REMOVE edge panels, including Charms Bar,Switcher and square start button at bottom-left edge of Desktop.

GO HERE!!! -> http://winaero.com/c...omment.news.103

  • Can completely REMOVE edge panels, including Charms Bar,Switcher and square start button at bottom-left edge of Desktop.
  • Can completely REMOVE edge panels, including Charms Bar,Switcher and square start button at bottom-left edge of Desktop.
  • Can completely REMOVE edge panels, including Charms Bar,Switcher and square start button at bottom-left edge of Desktop.
  • Can completely REMOVE edge panels, including Charms Bar,Switcher and square start button at bottom-left edge of Desktop.
Get it? It can remove/disable the edge panels including the charms bar, app switcher and start button. I can't make it any clearer for you.

Good Luck.




Wow, you said IN YOUR POST:

DisableCharmsHint – Set it to 1 to disable the Charms bar when using the mouse. It will not appear when you move the pointer to the top-right or bottom-rights corners. But as above, if you move the pointer to the top-right corner and then move it down along the right edge of the screen (or from the bottom-right corner up to the screen center along the right edge), it’ll appear again.
  • But as above, if you move the pointer to the top-right corner and then move it down along the right edge of the screen (or from the bottom-right corner up to the screen center along the right edge), it’ll appear again.
  • But as above, if you move the pointer to the top-right corner and then move it down along the right edge of the screen (or from the bottom-right corner up to the screen center along the right edge), it’ll appear again.
  • But as above, if you move the pointer to the top-right corner and then move it down along the right edge of the screen (or from the bottom-right corner up to the screen center along the right edge), it’ll appear again.

Why did you say that if it COMPLETELY REMOVES IT? Geez.

#13 DudeBro

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:56

Lulz, you misread it. He's talking about the registry tweak that disable charm hints. The one that completely removes it is the Skip Metro Suite program. But seriously, its like the best solution you got without having to use the Start8 or Classic Shell.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:56

Yes, I thought you wanted to still be able to active the charms bar, the way I posted just disabled the top right corner (you talked about PS) that way you HAD to start at the bottom right corner and slide up to activate the charms bar.

The program has several check boxes, that will enable you to select which (if any) parts you want to keep active.

Sorry, the bottom four bold comments was a copy paste mistake, I was editing my comment when you posted. It was supposed to look like this.


Skip Metro Suite features:

  • Skip Start Screen feature.
  • Switcher can be disabled.
  • Charms Bar Hint can be disabled.
  • Can completely REMOVE edge panels, including Charms Bar,Switcher and square start button at bottom-left edge of Desktop.

GO HERE!!! -> http://winaero.com/c...omment.news.103 Get it? It can remove/disable the edge panels including the charms bar, app switcher and start button. I can't make it any clearer for you.

Good Luck.



#15 OP xWhiplash

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 18:02

Yes, I thought you wanted to still be able to active the charms bar, the way I posted just disabled the top right corner (you talked about PS) that way you HAD to start at the bottom right corner and slide up to activate the charms bar.

The program has several check boxes, that will enable you to select which (if any) parts you want to keep active.

Sorry, the bottom four bold comments was a copy paste mistake, I was editing my comment when you posted. It was supposed to look like this.


Sorry, I thought you did that on purpose, so I got mad and did it too!

When you said the program would do the registry settings myself, I thought your warning would also work for that program. I thought you meant that program would JUST do the registry tweaks you mentioned.

So I will have to end up using a third party program? I might as well use Start 8 then if I have to use something to fix it.