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How in the HELL do I get rid of these goddamn Windows 8.1 gestures?!

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2 years ago#1
I'm about to throw my goddamn laptop at the wall at this point. Every time, EVERY TIME, I use the touchpad I bring up the gestures sidebar by swiping right on my touchpad. What a goddamn horrible idea this was to implement. There is no need.

I have a Toshiba L505-S6946 laptop, and have Synaptics Pointing Device. I've already looked this up and apparently I'm supposed to have a "Gestures" menu in there, which I don't. My drivers are up to date, so I really don't know what to do here. But I'm genuinely about to throw this thing at a wall at this point and just go buy a new laptop. Yes, I could just get rid of Windows 8.1, but I need a new computer anyway.

plz respond
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2 years ago#2
Do you mean the charms bar?
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15538-charms-bar-hint-enable-disable-windows-8-a.html

If that doesn't work make sure your Synaptics driver version is v16.3.15.1 if it isn't update here:
http://www.synaptics.com/resources/drivers

Then try this:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/20992-touchpad-edge-swipes-enable-disable-windows-8-a.html
2 years ago#3
"Open the Control Panel, click the Hardware and Sound category, and select Mouse under Devices and Printers. Click over to the Device Settings tab (you should see this if you have a Synaptics touchpad driver installed), click the Settings button, and uncheck the Enable Edge Swipes option. Click OK to save your settings."
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-ways-to-disable-windows-8-gestures/
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2 years ago#4
it's like no one read my post on how that option isn't there.
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2 years ago#5
And when I update to that, which I already had before making this topic, it just says that my version is newer than that one and closes.
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2 years ago#6
Triple post.

And to clarify on what this is, this is not going to the corners and having the charms bar appear. What this is, is using a sliding motion to the left, on the right side of the touchpad. What this does is bring up the charms bar, but 99% of the time it's completely unintentional. This wouldn't be a problem if it didn't bring focus to the charms bar, suddenly stopping whatever I was doing beforehand, whether typing, scrolling, what have you.
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