Windows 8 – How to disable app switching (top left click)

Windows 8 introduced a new feature that allows you to switch between open applications by clicking in the top left hand corner of the screen.

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The steps below detail how to disable this feature.

  1. Right click the taskbar and select ‘Properties’
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  3. Open the ‘Navigation’ tab
  4. Under ‘Corner Navigation’ un-tick ‘When I click the upper-left corner, switch between my recent apps
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  6. Click ‘OK’ to save the changes.

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