Windows 8 Charms bar

I hate the fact that on my MS Surface tablet, when I move the mouse too far to the top of the screen, a black bar appears for a second or two.  Is this the charms bar?  If so, how can I prevent this from happening because I dont need MS to kindly remind me that I'm using Chrome or whatever app I am in when I accidentally go too far up the page.
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Kanti PrasadCommented:

You can disable either by going to the toolbars or PC settings. Please have a look at the below link
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I don't think you can prevent this from happening. There is stuff in there for settings and searching you (may) need from time to time. I make a habit of moving my mouse carefully and it does not appear very often.
Did you plan to upgrade to win10? It's freely available July 29th. No charms bar anymore.

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u587162Author Commented:
yes, already reserved it.

What was the intention of MS when they came out with this useless and unnecessary piece of rubbish?  Do they just love introducing useless features for the sake of annoying its users?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Microsoft imagined everyone would adopt Windows 8 on touch devices.

Windows 10 (I have it running) gets at settings via a task bar (system tray) icon and does it that way.
u587162Author Commented:
Ok I will try that this week if I get the notification and report back here, thx.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Upgrading to Windows 10 is a good idea, but not really the answer to your question at all.
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