20 January 2015

Windows 8 - stop the swipe

You may well have come across (and possibly been infuriated by) the 'swipe' feature in Windows 8 where you make an everyday sweeping mouse movement and get flipped to another window.

Good news : you can turn off this feature.

First get to the Control Panel. Windows 8 does not, of course, make this easy or obvious for you but:

Right click on the 'Start' button (bottom left) then select Control Panel.

then go to Mouse

pick the top right tab Device Settings

highlight the (usually) only entry

click Settings

uncheck Enable edge swipes

click OK

Close the various Control Panel windows and you are all done!