How to Disable Charm Bar (Hot Corners) on Windows 8 and 8.1

How to Disable Charm Bar (Hot Corners) on Windows 8 and 8.1

The Charm Bar is a great feature in Windows 8, but only on touch-enabled notebooks and tablets. However, on normal laptops and desktops, it can be annoying. In my experience, the Charm Bar always gets in the way when I scroll up or down on a page. Quite irritating.

If you are using Windows 8 or 8.1, try scrolling up and down on this page. I’m certain that at some point, the Charm Bar will interfere with the scroll bar and mouse, and you’ll have to move the mouse pointer to remove it.

How to Disable Charm Bar (Hot Corners) on Windows 8 and 8.1

The Charm Bar can be activated by hovering the mouse pointer at the top-right or bottom-right corner of your display. It may come up periodically when scrolling on a page. Since I have never used the Charm Bar since installing Windows 8.1 on my laptop, I deactivated the mouse gestures that would bring it up.

If you are also facing this problem and want a more productive scrolling experience, read on.

Disabling the Top-Right Corner

To disable the top-right corner charm bar in Windows 8.1, follow these steps:

1. Right-click an empty space on the taskbar, then click “Properties.”

2. In the Taskbar and Navigation properties page, go to the “Navigation” tab.

3. Uncheck the option “When I point to the top-right corner, show the charm” under the “Corner Navigation” section.

4. Save the settings.

Following these steps will disable the charm bar pop-ups, specifically in the top-right corner. If you still want more control, read on.

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How to Disable Charm Bar (Hot Corners) on Windows 8 and 8.1

Note: This feature is only available in Windows 8.1. Windows 8 users can only disable the Charm Bar completely using the next option we are going to discuss.

To disable the Windows 8 Charm Bar, use the program Charm Bar Killer. After installing and launching the program, it will run minimized in the system tray and disable the charm bar. To disable the Windows hot corners, right-click the Charm Bar Killer icon in the system tray and select “Kill Top Left Corner.”

How to Disable Charm Bar (Hot Corners) on Windows 8 and 8.1

The Charm Bar will be disabled while the program is running. When you exit, you will start getting the Charm Bar. Enable the option to auto run at system startup to disable the Charm Bar permanently.

Note: The app will only disable the Charm Bar hot corners. If you intend to use the bar in the future, simply press the Windows+C button to bring it up.

Conclusion

To completely disable the Charm Bar hot corners on Windows 8 and 8.1, follow these steps. The Charm Bar can be helpful for searching and sharing in Windows 8. However, if you haven’t used this feature since upgrading, it’s recommended to disable it permanently.

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