Windows 8 is great with touch screen, but what if you don’t have one. These non touch editions of Windows 8 feature hot corners that can be disabled. The hot corners feature in Win 8 is awesome and precise.
You can switch swiftly between apps, go to start screen with just a click and show up the charms menu. But, alas! not everyone likes it. Most of the old users loved the classic Windows 7 or older features.
Some people who have migrated from Windows 7 to Win 8 knows what I am talking about. I myself, took time in getting accustomed to the settings in Windows 8. The hot corners can sometime irritate you.
There are several keyboard shortcut that can let you do the same work that the hot corners do. So, you can totally live without them. Then how can you disable the hot corners in Windows 8. Well, here is a way in which you can get away from the annoying corners and accidental clicks leading to them.
How to disable Hot Corners in Windows 8
To disable hot corners in Windows 8, all you got to do, is follow our lead and you’ll done in minutes. These are very easy steps and if you face any kind of problems than, do leave comments. I will get back to you as soon as possible.
First of all, you have to open Registry Editor in Win 8. To do that hit the Win + R key and type down Regedit. The registry editor will open up, no navigate to this path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell .
Right click on Immersive shell and point yourself to, new > key and select it. Name the key EdgeUI and hit the enter or return key. Now, right-click on the EdgeUI folder and select new > DWORD value (32-bit).
Name the DWORD value DisableTLcorner and hit Enter.Create another DWORD value the same way and name it DisableCharmsHint.
Double-click the DisableTLcorner value, type 1, and hit Enter. This will disable the top-left hot corner, which activates the switcher.
Double-click the DisableCharmsHint value, type 1, and hit Enter. This will disable the top-right and bottom-right hot corners, which reveal the charms bar.
TO undo these changes delete all the files inside the EdgeUI registry folder and the EdgeUI folder itself. Note that this not going to make them disappear. This method only removes the hot corner, but they can be accessed if you move them along the line of the corners.
You can also quickly access the hot corner functionality even after removing them by pressing Win + C for charms key and Win + tab key for switcher. As for the start menu you can download Classic Shell. Classic shell has an option to disable the start menu hot corner and make the older start menu come back to life.
These are the ways to disable hot corners in Windows 8 and get back the essence of Windows 7 on your Win 8 computer with Modern UI. Any doubts or feedback are welcomed in the comments section below.