Sick Of The Accidental App Switching When You Try To Click The File Menu?

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. 

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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.

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