2 Ways to Disable Charms Bar in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1


Microsoft introduced a new feature called Charms Bar with Windows 8 and with the release of Windows 8.1 also it remained same. Practically Charms Bar is indeed a very useful feature, but only when you are using a touch-enabled device like Windows 8 running Tablet or Notebook.  For those who are using non-touch systems will easily get annoyed with the Charms Bar feature. It irritates the user while moving their mouse to the upper or lower right corner. So, can get rid of Charms Bar in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1? Yes, read the next part of the post to know how to disable charms bar in Windows 8.1.


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Now, if you are one of those annoyed users and if you want to disable charms bar in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 device, this guide will help you. In this guide, I have included two ways to disable charms bar in Windows 8 and 8.1. There is another way to disable charms bar, but I thought to ignore it as it consumes more time.

How to Disable Charms Bar in Windows 8.1

Method 1: Use Task Bar to Disable Charms Bar

The first method is simple to use and will not take much time to complete. Follow these steps to do the same.

Step 1: Right Click on Taskbar and select Properties.

Step 2:  In the next tab, Click on Navigation Tab.

Step 3: Under Navigation tab, uncheck the box with message “When I Point to the upper-right corner, show the charms”.

Step 4: Once done! Click on the OK button to save the settings.

Method 2: Use Charms Bar Killer

The second method is based on a third-party app called as Charms Bar Killer. You can have to download and install this app on your PC, once installed it will disable Charms Bar. Follow these step to do the same.

Step 1: Download and Install Charms Bar Killer.

Step 2: after installation, start the application.

Step 3:  The application will be minimized in system tray.

Step 4: Right-click on its icon and select Kill Charms Bar, Kill Top Left Corner.

Step 5: (optional) if you want to keep Charms Bar disabled even after restart, then Right Click on Charms Barr Killer icon and select Run at startup.

That’s it! By following the above method, you can disable Charms Bar in Windows 8 and 8.1 quickly. Next time you will not be annoyed with it. Do try it and let us know your views in the comment below. Don’t forget to share this with your friends on social network.

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