Enable/ Disable Charms bar in Windows 8.1

Windows 8 accommodated many new features as compared to the its predecessors like the Charms bar, lock screen, metro start screen and many other. Similarly Windows 8.1 also possesses these features. Charms bar gives access to Search, Share, Start, Devices and Settings charm. To bring up the charms bar you can either move your mouse cursor right screen or use Windows + C short key. But there might be users who might not favour the Charms bar. So, here is the tutorial how you can disable or re-enable the Charms bar in Windows 8.1.

Enable Disable charms bar windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 introduces many features like start menu, allows start screen customization, quiet hours, etc. to ease users who were dissatisfied with Windows 8. Like Windows 8, the new Windows8.1 also comes with Charms bar for easier access. As we all are aware Windows 8 was designed to be used on tabs, smartphones and PC as well. So, if you are on a touchscreen then you need to swipe inwards to the right screen to bring up the charms bar or move your cursor towards right screen or use Win + C to open the same if you’re using PC. In this tutorial we will be discussing about how to enable or disable charms bar in Windows 8.1.

Follow the steps described below to disable or enable Charms bar in Windows 8.1.

Enable/ Disable Charms Bar in Windows 8.1

  • Firstly open PC settings either using Settings charm in the charms bar and click on the Change PC settings link or Press Windows + I
  • In PC settings flyout, click on PC & devices
  • Next, go to Corners & Edges tab

Windows 8.1 PC devices

  • Now, look for Corner Navigation link, beneath the options, you can locate the options for Charms Bar

Charms Bar Off

  • The slider must be towards ON, to disable charms bar drag the slider towards left to OFF side. Similarly, to turn off the Recent Apps feature that appears in the left corner.

Likewise, you can enable or disable Charms bar on Windows 8.1 by simply dragging the slider. The simple steps here let you manage Charms bar appearance.

Hope the steps described in the tutorial above helps you disable or enable charms bar in Windows 8.1.


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