Since updating to 8.1, anytime I go from desktop back to the Start screen I get this overlay and I can't get rid of it. Note, I have no touch enabled devices. This is just my regular desktop PC. Also note that once it is displayed on the Start screen, it persists even if I toggle back to desktop.
Best Answer +Zag L. , 19 October 2013 - 15:52
Actually I found the setting. In PC Settings, Devices, Corners and Edges. The switching can be disabled and when it's disabled, the overlay disappears.
Additionally in Device Manager, I disabled the HID Pen and Touch devices. Not sure why Win 8.1 thinks I have a touch screen....Go to the full post