How to Disable Edge Swipe on Windows 8, 8.1

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Using an edge swipe on Windows 8 can be very useful if you want to shorten your operating time on the Windows 8 PC but then again it can get very frustrating if you are trying to do something on the PC and you accidentally open something with the edge swipe.
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The edge swipe in Windows 8 can be used for example to change between a currently opened app to a previously opened app (swipe from left edge to the center), a swipe from the right edge to the center closes or opens the Charms bar in Windows 8 and a swipe from the upper edge to the center closes or opens the Applications bar. So you can see that it can get a little frustrating if you work on your PC and you accidentally open one of the above therefore we will see in a few short steps how to disable the edge swipe on Windows 8.

How to disable in Windows 8 the edge swipe

First method:

  1. Move the mouse cursor to the left of the screen.
  2. Click(left click) on the Settings icon.
  3. Click(left click) on “Control Panel”
  4. Click (left click) next to “View by” on “Category” situated in the upper right corner of the window.
  5. Click (left click) on “Large icons”
  6. Click (left click) on the “Mouse icon”.
  7. A window with “Mouse Properties” should appear. Click (left click) on the tab “Device settings” situated in the upper side of that window.
  8. Click (left click) on the “Settings” button situated in the middle right of the window.
  9. Uncheck the box that says “Enable Edge Swipes” situated on the left of the window you opened.
  10. Click (left click) on the “OK” button situated in the lower side of the window.
  11. Click (left click) again on the “OK” button in the “Mouse Properties” window.

Second method:
This method is used to disable Edge swipes with Lenovo UltraNav Touchpad.

  1. Open the “Mouse” icon like you did in the first method.
  2. Click (left click) the “UltraNav” tab in the upper side of the “Mouse properties” window.
  3. Under the field “Touchpad” click (left click) on the “Settings” button.
  4. Double click (left click) on “Application gestures” situated in the left of the “TouchPad Properties” window.
  5. Double click (left click) on “Edge swipes” and uncheck the box next to “Enable Edge swipes”.
  6. Click (left click) on “OK” in the “Touchpad Properties” window.
  7. Click (left click) on “OK” in “Mouse properties” window.

Third method:
Disable edge swipes with Alps Touchpad.

  1. Open Control Panel like you did in the first method.
  2. Click (left click) on “Mouse”.
  3. In the “Mouse Properties” window click (left click) on “EdgeAction” tab in the upper side of the window.
  4. Uncheck all the boxes there to disable all the available edge swipes.
  5. Click (left click) on “OK” in this window.

There you have it. A few methods on how to disable your edge swipe on Windows 8 operating system and make your time on the PC less frustrating. For any thoughts and ideas please let us know by writing us a few words below.

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