Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Disable Windows 8.1 charms bar from showing up on a touchpad

Most PCs with touchpad enables Windows 8.1 gesture support. In most cases, it is more of problem/annoying feature than it is worth.

To disable charms bar from showing up when swiping the touchpad (Dell laptops), do:

  1. Open Dell Touchpad from system tray.
  2. Go to Gestures tab
  3. Disable/un-check "Right Edge Swipe"

nView Desktop Manager interferes with VirtualBox guest Alt+Tab functionality

If you have nVIDIA graphics adapter and installed nView Desktop Manager and you also have VirtualBox running in the host machine then Alt+Tab functionality in the guest will affected by nView if it is enabled.

This was observed on:
OS: Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit
VirtualBox: 4.3.20