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Remove Windows 8 Charm Bar

Posted on 2013-02-04
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Struggling here, I am using Windows 8 Professional on a Tablet.  I have managed to accomplish all of my goals of locking down the OS so that the operators cannot access anything but the application in question.  

Until I learned about the "Charms"

Someone swiped in from the right, and all of a sudden, everything I had done is undone.  

I have searched for a way to disable the charms and hot corners.   I found a registry entry but it doesnt stop the swipe:

"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell, right-click in the right-hand pane and create a new key called EdgeUI. Select the key and in the right-hand pane create a new DWORD and call it DisableCharmsHint. Right-click the DWORD and select Modify. Change the Value Data to 1."

Any one know of a way to remove it all together without installing the "classic shell" option.  When I do that it messes with other settings I have in place to lock out the user.
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by:McKnife
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Hi.

It seems you would like to block access to any but some selected applications. This can be achieved easily by altering the ACLs on the program folders (c:\program files (x86)\someapp).
This however does not change the ability to start portable apps that come in via download or removable media. To really stop that as well, you would need to setup software restriction policies that work with white lists. If you need assistance, please say.
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Nope, I just want to remove the ability to bring up the charm bar by swiping in from the right.

I have accomplished all those other goals, just needed to axe the charm bar.  I figured it out.  There is an app called the "Skip Metro Suite UI" that removed hot corners, charm bar, and even bypassed the startup screen easier than other methods I have found.

http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.103

Regards
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by:McKnife
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I really wonder how that should lockdown anything. I don't mind if you close it, but maybe we could have helped.
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The "lockdown" was already done through GPO, all ii needed was help disabling the charm bar and hot corners.  Thanks.
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by:McKnife
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Ok, let me try again: obviously, if the charm bar could circumvent your "lockdown", it was no complete lockdown and I am sure it is still open even without the charms.
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I am accepting my own solution as I found the solution.
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