Can you disable the 'Networks' Sidebar?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by kitsigns, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. kitsigns

    kitsigns MDL Junior Member

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    #1 kitsigns, Oct 4, 2014
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    It's quite pointless for me, since I'm connected via cable, and I can't seem to do anything at all with the sidebar anyway. Double clicking on the only available network does nothing.

    Any way to disable it? It's mildly annoying when it pops up when I misclick the icon. It also, I think, is what causes the right side of the screen to be rendered black when Desktop Window Manager is turned off. The black portion of the screen is the same size as the sidebar, and since turning off dwm.exe turns off Metro rendering, and the sidebar is the only Metro element I can think of that I can reach from the desktop, it makes sense that it might be the culprit.
     
  2. RanCorX2

    RanCorX2 MDL Addicted

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    check last reply http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...-Pure-NON-Aero-Basic-style-quot-in-W8-x/page2

    solution disables the metro search sidebar that causes the black box with dwm off. besides, with dwm off, all metro features should be broken so the networking side bar shouldn't show up?

    i'm using startisback+ so don't use metro at all.
     
  3. kitsigns

    kitsigns MDL Junior Member

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    Perfect, thank you.
     
  4. RanCorX2

    RanCorX2 MDL Addicted

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    happy to help.