I found this in another Forum. Many have asked how to do this:
For those (of us) that want to stay on the old
familiar Desktop when using Win-8, having the charms bar pop up when we touch the right corners of the screen, is just not
Here's a fix that removes that activity.
How to disable the Edge UI panels aka Charms Bar and Switcher in Windows
1. Open Registry Editor (press Win+R, type regedit.exe in Run dialog and press Enter) and go to key
2. HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurre ntVersionImmersiveShell
3. Create here a new key “EdgeUI“.
4. Select the EdgeUI key in the left pane and create two new DWORD values in the right pane of Registry Editor.
⦁ DisableTLcorner – stands for “Disable Top-Left corner”. Set it to 1, and Switcher will not appear
when you move your mouse to the top-left corner of the screen. Note that it will still appear if you move the pointer to the
bottom-left corner and then move it upwards along the left edge of the screen.
⦁ DisableCharmsHint – Set it to 1 to disable the Charms bar when using the mouse. It will not appear when you
move the pointer to the top-right or bottom-rights corners. But as above, if you move the pointer to the top-right corner and
then move it down along the right edge of the screen (or from the bottom-right corner up to the screen center along the right
edge), it’ll appear again.
prevent the Edge UI panels from appearing accidentally. They will take effect immediately - you do not need to restart
Windows Explorer or log off. You will still be able to show them when you actually want to use them.
If you want
to enable the default behavior of Switcher, simply set DisableTLcorner value to 0 or delete it. Same goes for
DisableCharmsHint value – set it to 0 or delete it to enable the Charms Bar popup.
For those who prefer
ready-made registry files:
Download Edge UI Tweaks, found here:
http://winaero.com/blog/wp-content/u.../08/edgeui.zip (Download link is near
bottom of page.)
Now we can enjoy our Desktop in peace.
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.