Hide Win 8.1 "tip" about "Switch between apps"?

Some notifications can be removed by moving the mouse cursor to the top left corner of the screen.

If that doesn't work, try this::

  1. Go to Search and enter Local Group Policy Editor or gpedit.msc
  2. Expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and lastly Edge UI
  3. Double click on Disable Help Tips
  4. Set the configuration to Enabled
  5. Select Apply and exit Local Group Policy Editor.

When I did my research, I found the steps over here. Since then, no more annoying notifications from Windows.

This works for me by following:

Download and install drivers: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-8/all-drivers

Perform the steps mentioned to turn off App Switching: a: Press Windows key + I. b: Then click Change PC Settings. c: Then click PC and Devices. d: Then click Corners and edges. e: Move the Slider towards off for the option Allow switching between recent apps.

Another approach is this guy's illustrated method.

Basically, if you have a non-touchscreen PC, you disable the touch screen input device in Windows' device manager:


Disclaimer: I am in no way related to this guy. (His page has an exit-able "sign up now!" popup but it's harmless)

I'm running a licensed copy of Win 8.1 under a licensed copy of VMware Fusion on a Mac.