Windows 10: Any way to get Charms Bar on non-touch screen

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  1.    14 Nov 2014 #11

    I can confirm it works with an edge swipe on my laptops touch pad. It didn't in the previous build, I had to do the Windows key + C to get it. The Hot corners don't work in this and didn't work in the previous builds. I'm running the Enterprise TP. I don't have a touch screen.
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  2.    15 Nov 2014 #12

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I can confirm it works with an edge swipe on my laptops touch pad. It didn't in the previous build, I had to do the Windows key + C to get it. The Hot corners don't work in this and didn't work in the previous builds. I'm running the Enterprise TP. I don't have a touch screen.
    Hi there

    Works with a LEFT swipe only on an HP envy sleekbook touch laptop. If you RIGHT swipe nothing happens. For Right handers the LEFT SWIPE IMO is counter intuitive.

    There's also no way I can see to switch to get the Tiles (modern UI) on the laptop if you booted with the "Classic start menu".

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    15 Nov 2014 #13

    Yeah, that doesn't sound right. On my touchpad its a right to left swipe on the right hand side/edge. The same way it opens on screen. I actually find it annoying as I open it by accident all the time. I usually don't look down when I want to use the touch pad. I put my fingers on the palm rest and slide over till I feel the touch pad. That almost always opens the charms bar. Normally I would turn off that gesture and use the hot corner but the hot corner doesn't work in W 10.

    When I first installed, Boot To desktop was checked and greyed out. You couldn't uncheck it to boot to the Start Screen. Some time latter it became a changeable option. I don't know what unlocked it. My guess was a Windows update that I did shortly after installing.
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       15 Nov 2014 #14

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    When I first installed, Boot To desktop was checked and greyed out. You couldn't uncheck it to boot to the Start Screen. Some time latter it became a changeable option. I don't know what unlocked it. My guess was a Windows update that I did shortly after installing.
    On my desktop PC, if I'm using the Start SCREEN UI the option is un-checkable, if I'm on the Start MENU UI it's greyed out.
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  5.    15 Nov 2014 #15

    OK, now I see what's going on. If it's set it to use the Start Menu (the default on a fresh install), the option to Boot to Desktop is checked and greyed out. When I switched to the Start Screen it became a selectable option. It doesn't actually change until you log out and log back in again.
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       15 Nov 2014 #16

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    OK, now I see what's going on. If it's set it to use the Start Menu (the default on a fresh install), the option to Boot to Desktop is checked and greyed out. When I switched to the Start Screen it became a selectable option. It doesn't actually change until you log out and log back in again.
    If you like, you could use the context menu below to toggle back and forth between using the Start menu or Start screen without having to sign out/in.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...text-menu.html
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  7.    15 Nov 2014 #17

    Thanks, but I'm OK. I only changed it to prove a hunch as to what was going on. It makes sense when you think about it. If your going to use the Start Menu your also going to have to boot to the Desktop. The Start Screen is turned off, you can't use both. Normally I boot to desktop and use the Start Screen. Now if they had locked me into using the Start Menu that would have been a different story, I would have went back to 8.1 in a flash.
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