I bought an ASUS X550C 64b notepad with Windows 8 a couple of months ago, as my old Dell Vostro 1000 Basic was beginning to run very slowly. I (perhaps prematurely, as I'm a bit of a novice in the I.T. field) immediately up-graded the machine to Windows 8.1, and have been quite happy with it so far, apart from a couple of glitches here and there, such as the cursor wont highlight on certain links in emails and forms, forcing me to to get the items in question onto my old computer, which runs on Vista, and completing the operation there.
The other thing is the Charms bar and "Hotspots" function, which I know is not a glitch, in fact I'm sure people with more computer know-how than me see it as a blessing, but I'm afraid that, for me, it is a tool that is more of a nuisance than a help.
I read an article on how to turn off the switches in the control panel in order to disable the charms bar and 2 hotspots on the right of the screen, which I did...but with no success, all the hotspots and charms bar still function.
Is there a way I can disable,( not delete) these tools, as I seem to very gifted at invoking them without will!