Everyday Pensacola

A place to discuss Pensacola, Florida area topics as well as the rest of the nation/world. To write a post, you must register and log in.
 
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share
 

 SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue?

Go down 
AuthorMessage
riceme

riceme

Posts : 3098
Join date : 2012-12-02
Age : 47
Location : Fox, Alaska

SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue? Empty
PostSubject: SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue?   SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue? EmptyThu Dec 17, 2015 5:41 pm

I just got a new laptop (my POS HP crapped out on me, no surprise!) and there is a setting that is driving me insane that I can't seem to change. I think it's a Windows 8 thing, but who knows, it could be a Dell thing...

When I make a certain (unidentifiable) gesture on the mouse pad, a vertical bar on the right side panel and a rectangle on the lower left pop up. The one on the right side has a few icons... search, share, start, device, and settings. The one on the lower left has the date & time, how many bars I have, and the battery/AC indicator.

These little screens constantly pop up while I am typing, scrolling, or otherwise using my mouse pad, and when they do, the screen and mouse freeze until I can get out of this mode. I cannot make this happen on purpose. I have no idea what gesture it is I am swiping or whatever that's making this happen, but it is driving me absolutely batshit insane.

There was one setting that I already disabled (see below) to prevent some other "charms" horseshit from popping up on my screen.

SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue? Navigation

Evil or Very Mad   scratch  confused  Neutral  Mad

Oh, I just disabled Windows "animations"... maybe that will do it?? Somebody, please help me. And by "somebody" I mean you, Eric. lol. Kidding, I don't care who helps me I just need this nonsense disabled.


Last edited by riceme on Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:00 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
riceme

riceme

Posts : 3098
Join date : 2012-12-02
Age : 47
Location : Fox, Alaska

SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue? Empty
PostSubject: Re: SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue?   SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue? EmptyThu Dec 17, 2015 7:25 pm

So, this is the irritation:

SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue? Charms

And although I thought I disabled the stupid "charms" via above method, clearly I did not. The below methods also failed to disable the charms.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-tms/how-to-disable-the-charms-bar-gesture-none-of-the/ba1f906f-da26-4dbd-a19d-afd8bdf8c94f?auth=1

I first tried just the 'right-edge swipe" and that didn't work, so then I disabled all gestures. Still failed to disable this stupid fing function.

SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue? Gestures


Back to top Go down
Nosyarg



Posts : 39
Join date : 2012-11-10
Location : Pace, FL

SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue? Empty
PostSubject: Re: SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue?   SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue? EmptyThu Dec 17, 2015 8:20 pm

I advise you to upgrade to Windows 10. Almost everything about Windows 8 is irritating.

Good luck!
Back to top Go down
Eric

Eric

Posts : 9735
Join date : 2012-07-30
Age : 68
Location : Hoover, AL & Pensacola when I'm lucky

SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue? Empty
PostSubject: Re: SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue?   SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue? EmptyFri Dec 18, 2015 8:21 am

I hate trackpads. Mine is almost always disabled. If mine is enabled, I inadvertently touch the trackpad while typing, the cursor jumps somewhere else and I find out that I am typing in the wrong spot.

There are no charms in Windows 10 that I know of. Download it while it is still free.

Sorry, Ricey. I don't know how to kill the charms bar. Keep at it until you achieve your goal. (I'm persistent.)

_________________
Ideas are funny little things, they won't work unless you do.
Back to top Go down
http://ericericson.net
riceme

riceme

Posts : 3098
Join date : 2012-12-02
Age : 47
Location : Fox, Alaska

SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue? Empty
PostSubject: Re: SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue?   SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue? EmptyFri Dec 18, 2015 3:56 pm

Okay, well you've convinced me to go to Windows 10. My experience with "upgrades" is that they are not upgrades at all (let's hear it for XP Professional!!)), so my go-to response is to block them or ignore them for as long as possible. Perhaps not the solution in this case.

Thanks, guys.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue? Empty
PostSubject: Re: SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue?   SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue? Empty

Back to top Go down
 
SOS, please send help... Windows 8 or Dell issue?
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Everyday Pensacola :: General-
Jump to: