Method to Disable Charms Bar

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by Medico, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Medico

    Medico Senior Member

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    I found this in another Forum. Many have asked how to do this:

    Very Cool!. The Charms Bar is still available, but does not pop up until you actually put your cursor in the Top, Right or Bottom Right corner and slide it along the right edge, then Charms pops up. Gives a way to not have Charms pop up when you do not want it, but still have it easily available when you wish to use it. This is a hack many were asking for.

    This does work with my Win 8 Ent. Eval. edition. I used the automatic Registry option and it worked like a charm.
     
  2. hb860

    hb860 New Member

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    hehe, I see my article here =)
     
  3. Andrea Borman

    Andrea Borman Honorable Member

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    There is another easy way to disable the Charms bar. And that is to install the latest version of Classic Shell. Since Classic Shell 3.6.0 the new version, you can now boot straight to the desktop,skipping the Metro start screen.And now in 3.6.1 the latest version,there is a setting to enable or disable the charms bar.

    I use Classic Shell on my Windows 8. And while I have the Windows XP start button and start menu and have enabled boot to the desktop. I have not disabled the Charms Bar as it is still handy if I want to go to the Metro start menu. While still on the Windows XP or Windows 7 start menu. Andrea Borman
     
  4. davehc

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    I am not finding the charms bar a great nuisance. I am aware it is there and in the event that I do accidentally hit it, it is but an instant to clear again.
    But, Andrea, if I understand your comment, doesn't the Windows key bring up the Metro screen? It is the default, and should do so.
     
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  6. Andrea Borman

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    No,David,If you have Classic Shell installed on Windows 8 pressing the Windows key brings up the Classic Shell start menu instead of the start screen as it is set to do that by default. Just as the default settings now enable you to boot to the desktop. But you can change those settings in the settings menu in Classic Shell to disable this. The same as you change change the settings to enable or disable the Charms bar.

    It is the same with Start Menu 7 although I don't think that it disables the Charms bar like Classic Shell. There are other new settings on Classic Shell. Classic Shell 3.6.0 and later versions, now enables you to change the start button or start orb on Windows 7. You can create your own custom button using a bitmap image. So now I have the Windows XP start button on my Windows 7,along with the Windows XP start menu. Andrea Borman.
     
  7. davehc

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    Andrea. Have another peek at the Classic customisation.
     
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  8. Hanover

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    They fixed the Charms Bar in the release version. You now have to move your mouse all the way to the upper right/lower right corner to where it stops before it pops up. It'd be kind of difficult to do that by accident now. :)
     

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