Enable/Disable Windows 8 Charms Bar Hint

Windows 8 comes with many new features that were not present in the earlier versions of Windows OS. Charms bar in one of the latest features added to Windows 8, which allows you to launch various other features in Windows 8. You can easily launch charms bar using the keyboard shortcut Windows + C or by moving the mouse cursor in the upper or lower right corners of the display. There are users who might not be in favor of the new charm bar. Here is the tutorial how you can Enable or Disable the Charms Bar Hint in Windows 8

Enable Disable Windows 8 Charms Bar HintThe tutorial here will only allow you to enable or disable the Charms Bar hint while moving the mouse pointer to the upper or lower right corners of the screen in only your user account in Windows 8 not disable the Charms Bar feature completely. That is you can use other methods to open the Charms Bar rather by moving the mouse cursor on the screen.

Follow the steps below to disable the charm bar hint from appearing while moving the cursor on the screen.

Steps to disable the charm bar hint in Windows 8

To Disable the Charms Bar Hint in Windows 8 on moving the mouse cursor; we need to make a registry tweak or changes. Set a restore point before making any changes to the Windows registry.

  • To create a .reg file to disable charm bar, open notepad and copy-paste the following entries

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\EdgeUI]
“DisableCharmsHint”=dword:00000001

  • Now, save the note file with .reg extension
  • Run the .reg file and restart your system.

You can now move the mouse cursor on the screen, you no longer notice the charms bar hint on the screen.

To Re-Enable the Charms Bar Hint in Windows 8

  • Open notepad and copy-paste the following entries

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\EdgeUI]
“DisableCharmsHint”=-

  • Save with .reg extension to the Desktop.
  • Next, Run the file and upon prompted by UAC, click Yes, and OK

You can delete the created .reg file when you are done with your work.

Upon following the tutorial here you can enable or disable the charms bar hint that appears on moving the mouse cursor on the upper or lower right corners of Windows 8 screen.

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