Charm bar

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Charm bar

A toolbar in Windows 8 that is used for searching, changing PC settings and turning the computer off. The Charm bar was dropped in Windows 10. See Win8 Charm bar.
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Unlike the previous reports, the Charms bar is reported to still exist on the next OS, but it can only be accessed by touch screen devices.
On the Desktop side of things, the Start menu is returning, the Charms bar is being removed, Metro apps can now be run in a window, and virtual desktops will make their long overdue debut.
While users working on Windows 8 based touchscreen devices could intuitively access the Charms Bar by swiping from the right side of the screen, the process felt forced using a mouse.
The Windows 8 button featured on the mouse, which Logitech refers to as the 'Windows 8 edge menu button,' brings you straight to the App Bar and Charms Bar.
For example, people can pin your website to Windows 8′s new Start Screen, share your site with others via its Charms bar, and access shortcuts to your content.
You can perform the basic point, click and scroll functions anywhere your fingers rest on the touch surface, while also taking advantage of Windows 8 gestures, such as edge gestures for app switching, app bar and charms bar activation, pinch-to-zoom and three-finger swipe to take you back to the Start Screen.
Whether or not you use Metro-style apps on Windows 8, there's always that strange Charms bar hiding on the side of the screen.
A lot of people get tripped over by the hot corners, and the top left, bottom left and the charms bar can be disabled via this app.
When you're in the Start screen, moving your mouse cursor to the upper right or lower right brings up the Charms bar.
TEHRAN (FNA)- According to the latest leaks out of Microsoft, the next major version of Windows aACAo Windows 9, Windows Threshold aACAo will kill off the Charms bar.
From a preliminary look, it would seem the new OS would bring resizable Live Tiles, a newer version of the side-by-side view, Internet Explorer 11 and several UI tweaks, including some to the Charms Bar.
The Charms bar is no longer expected to come with the Windows 9 but the Metro-style Windows 8 apps might be seen on it.