How to disable Edge Charms Bar Swipe on Windows 10

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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  • The edge swipe feature is something introduced along with the first Windows touch devices fo better menu access and control.
  • The tutorial below will show you how you can disable edge swipe if you don't need it.
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Using an edge swipe on Windows 10 can be very useful if you want to shorten your operating time on the Windows 10 PC.

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.

The edge swipe in Windows 10 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 10 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 10.

How do I disable Edge Swipe in Windows 10?

Use the Local Group Policy Editor

  • Open the Local Group Policy Editor
  • Navigate to the following location:

Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Edge UI

  • Select and open the Allow edge swipe policy so you can edit it
  • Select Not configured or Enabled
  • Select OK
  • Restart your PC

By following this step, you should be able to enable or disable Edge swipe however you please. Let us know if this helped you by leaving us a message in the comments section below.

Note: Keep in mind that the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2014 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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