Disable Swipe in Windows 8.1

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Touchscreen Apps Windows 8 Devices
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Although swipe is a great feature in Windows 8/Windows 8.1 when using the touchscreen devices as it allows the end-users to move around on the screen quite easily and quickly, it might not be admirable in non-touchscreen systems.

In case you do not want the swipe feature to be enabled in your Windows 8.1 computer, you must follow the steps given below:

  • Log on to the Windows 8.1 computer using the administrator account.
  • From the Start screen, hover mouse to the bottom-right corner of the window.
  • From the displayed Charms bar (assuming that the swipe is still enabled), click Settings.
  • From the Settings pane that appears in the right, click Change PC settings from the bottom.
  • On the opened PC settings window, from the left pane, click to select the PC and devices category.
  • On the PC and devices window that comes up next, from the left pane, click to select the Corners and edges category.
  • Once selected, from the right pane, under the App switching section, move the When I swipe in from the left edge, switch between my recent apps instead of showing a list of them button to the left to turn the swipe feature off.
  • Also, under the Corner navigation section, move the When I point to the upper-right corner, show the charms button to the left to turn the swipe feature off.