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Windows 9 will kill Charms bar

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#1 R@6271M3



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 11:58 AM



I always hated Charms bar in Windows 8. :lol:


Alongside a new Start Menu and windowed Metro apps, Microsoft is removing its Charms bar which was useful for touch machines but its implementation with mouse and keyboard has always been awkward, requiring users to mouse over the corners of a screen to delicately initiate them.


Winbeta was the first site which reported this change and now The Verge has also confirmed that current builds of Windows Threshold, which is expected to be named Windows 9, do not include the Charms bar. ZDNet reports that "Metro-style" Windows 8 apps will get title bars that include some menus with the Charms components, and developers will need to add features to enable the share Charm.


A preview version of Windows 9 is likely to be made available later this year, allowing businesses and power users to test the new features ahead of an expected release in spring 2015.

#2 Shaun of the Seven

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:05 PM

I disabled Charms bar as soon as I installed Windows 8.1 on my PC.

You can do this by right clicking on the taskbar, go to Properties, select Navigation tab and untick the first two options.

#3 Vegetto



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 07:58 AM


#4 Borix


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:17 PM

Looks like W8 is really coming out of beta now :)

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