Imagine this scenario: you’re working in the desktop on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, maybe using Office. You go to click the File Menu with the mouse/trackpad, scroll too far and that little app switching tile appears and you accidentally click on it. Annoyed? A little. Do it over and over? Probably. Annoyance increasing? Positively.
Windows 8.1 has a fix. Right-click the taskbar, select Properties, and go to the Navigation tab. Clear the When I Click The Top Left Corner check box, and click OK. Problem solved.
So how do you change apps now? You have two options:
- ALT+TAB on the keyboard.
- Windows+TAB on the keyboard.
- Move your mouse to the bottom-left and slide it up.
Of course, touch will not be affected by this setting.