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Disable the Charms Hot Corner Without a Registry Hack on Windows 8.1

One of our biggest annoyances about using Windows 8 on a desktop PC was the Hot Corner feature, which brought up the Charms Bar when you hovered your mouse in the top right hand corner of the screen. The Charms Hot Corner is now optional in Windows 8.1 and here is how to disable it.

If you are using Windows 8, you can use a registry hack to disable the hot corners.

How to Disable The Charms Hot Corner Without a Registry Hack on Windows 8.1

The setting falls under the Taskbar and Navigation properties, so right click anywhere on the Taskbar and choose Properties from the context menu.


Then switch over to the navigation tab.


Here you will need to uncheck the “When i point to the upper-right corner, show the charms” box.


Click apply and you are done. Of course, you can still pull up the charms bar by using the Win + C keyboard combination.


That’s all there is to it.

  • Robinson Mitchell

    What if there is no Navigation tab in Taskbar properties?

  • Lowell Heddings

    Are you using Windows 8.1 or Windows 8?

  • Robinson Mitchell

    Aha - read the title of the article and I will respond more coherently.I'm still running 8.0, thanks!

  • Lowell Heddings

    We've actually covered the registry hack method here, which does work on Windows 8.

  • msnight04

    Based on these instructions, wouldn't the Charms Bar still be accessible by moving the mouse to the bottom-right corner?

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 07/15/13


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