Disable the Charms Bar and Switcher Hot Corners in Windows 8

Introduction

 
In this article, we explain how to disable the Charms Bar and switcher hot corners in Windows 8. In Windows 8, when we move our mouse to the corners of the Windows 8 screen, many programs can stop the app switcher and charms from appearing. But with this quick registry hack, we can do it ourselves.
 
Step 1
 
First of all, we have to move to the Start screen window of Windows 8.
 
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Step 2
 
Then move the cursor on the bottom-right of the window screen and click the search box which is helpful to search in Windows 8.
 
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Step 3
 
Then in the search box type "regedit" and open the regedit.exe file. Click Yes when the User Account Control prompt appears.
 
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Step 4
 
The Registry Editor window opens.
 
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Step 5
 
Navigate to the following registry key in the registry editor:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell
 
Step 6
 
Right-click the ImmersiveShell key, point to New and select Key.
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Step 7
 
Then we the change name EdgeUI and press enter.
 
Step 8
 
Right-click the EdgeUI key, point to New and select the DWORD Value.
 
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Step 9
 
Then we change the name DisableTLcorner and press enter.
 
Create another DWORD value in the same way and name it DisableCharmsHint.
 
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Step 10
 
Double-click the DisableTLcorner value, type 1, and press Enter. This disables the top-left hot corner, which activates the switcher by default.
 
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Step 11
 
Double-click the DisableCharmsHint value, type 1, and press Enter. This disables the top-right and bottom-right hot corners, which reveal the Charms Bar by default.
 
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Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Disable the Charms Bar and Switcher Hot Corners in Windows 8.