How to bypass Windows 8 start screen and disable hot corners?

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Błażej Starosta
Publication date
15.03.2013
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There are many annoying things about Windows 8. By no means, Windows 8 shocked many users with its dramatic redesign. On the of the most irritating things are hot corners, which display their panels whenever we don’t want them, and that users have to dismiss the Metro interface before entering the desktop. How to deal with it?

One way to ease the pain of having to see a full-screen Start Menu while logging into PC is to use the Skip Metro Suite for Windows 8. It is an easy-to-use desktop customization utility that lets users to disable certain features of Windows 8. You can download it from our website. The application is available in two versions - 32-bit and 64-bit, so before you start using it, make sure you are using the correct version.

Once you launch the app, you will be presented with a single window with four options to choose from. In order to use any of them, you should activate the program. All you need to do is to select “Enable Skip Metro Suite” option. Then users are allowed to choose any option they want to use.

The first component deals with a startup screen. To disable the Modern UI when booting up, just select “Skip Start Screen”. The second component, on the other hand, is responsible for all hot corners. If you want to disable any of them, you need to choose it from the list. The miniature screenshot comes in handy, showing you how the individual corners work. The way the options are placed, reflects the location of the corners on the screen.

After selecting appropriate functions, confirm the settings pressing the ‘Save Settings’ button. Worth noting is the fact, that you can still access them via keyboard shortcuts, namely [Win] + [C] (for Charms Bar) or [Win] + [Tab] (for App Switcher, that is a list of running applications).

While Skip Metro Suite does not solve all of Windows 8 ailments, but still users may find it useful when it comes to accessing individual panels via keyboard shortcuts. It does remove an annoyance of seeing panels whenever you hover a mouse on them, not to mention the ability to automatically login into the classic desktop. .

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