Windows 8 disable left swipe (Yoga 2 Pro etc.)
In Windows 8 left swipe is fine for touchscreens, but it is majorly annoying with touchpads 🙁 Thankfully, on laptops like the Lenovo Yoga 2 and Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro it is fairly easy to disable the edge swipe recognition on the trackpad:
#1 Open the Synaptics Pointing Device Properties
Detailed instructions: at the Windows 8 desktop look at the taskbar notification area (bottom of the screen, right-hand side of the taskbar). Find the Synaptics icon which looks like a small touchpad. Click the icon and select Pointing Device Properties.
#2 Navigate to:
Mouse Properties -> Device Settings Tab -> Synaptics Control Panel -> One Finger Tab -> Enable Edge Swipes (Uncheck this box!)
Close the dialog and voila! you should not have any more trouble with mistaken edge swipes on the touchpad 🙂