Windows 8.1 - How to Disable Hot Corners

September 2016

Moving the mouse cursor too close to the upper corners of your screen, will either trigger the display of recent app list (upper-right corner) or the charms bar (upper-left corner). You find this feature annoying and want to disable it? This article describes three different methods to disable this feature (Charms Hint) in Windows 8.1:

Method 1 - From Windows 8.1 Settings

From the Startscreen, press Windows key + C to display the Charms bar > Settings. Click on Change PC Settings > PC and devices:


Go to the Corners and edges section and then to Corner Navigation. Toggle When I point to the upper-right corner, show the charms and When I click the upper-left corner, switch between my recent apps off:


Method 2 - From the Taskbar options

Right-click on the Taskbar > Properties and go to the Navigation tab. Clear the checkboxes next to When I point to the upper-right corner, show the charms and When I click the upper-left corner, switch between my recent apps:

Method 3 - Via the Registry Editor

The third and last method implies editing the Registry editor. Press the Windows key + R to display the Run tab. Type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry editor:


Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER> Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > ImmersiveShell > EdgeUI. If the EdgeUI is missing then click on Edit > New > Key and create it. Select the EdgeUI key and from there we will need to create two separate DWORD 32 bits values. Click on Edit > New > DWORD 32 bits value. Rename the first one as DisableTLcorner and set its value to 1 to disable the top-left hot corner. Rename the second one as DisableCharmsHint and set its value to 1 to disable top-right hot corner:

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