A convenient way to complete most of your daily tasks in Windows is to use screen and touchpad gestures. It not only helps you reduce your dependency on the traditional mouse device but also makes you more productive. This post lists all Touch Screen and Touchpad Gestures you can learn to become a power user.
Full list of Touch Screen and Touchpad Gestures in Windows 11/10
Touch Screen and Touchpad Gestures in Windows are very versatile and can be used to scroll content, switch between apps and navigate the web. Here’s the complete list of Touch Screen and Touchpad Gestures in Windows 11/10
Screen Gestures in Windows
1] Select an item – To select an item that’s on your screen, just tap the screen once.
2] Scroll – To run through the items or content on the page, place and hold your two fingers on the screen and then, slide them horizontally or vertically.
3] Zoom in or out – To increase or decrease the size of the page you are viewing, place two fingers on the screen and pinch in or stretch out.
4] Show more commands (like right-clicking) – Press and hold the item.
5] Show all open windows – Swipe with three fingers up on the screen or away from you.
6] Show the desktop – Swipe with three fingers down on the screen or towards you.
7] Switch to the last open app – Place your three fingers on the screen and then, slide to the left or right.
9] See widgets – Swipe with one finger in from the left edge of the screen.
10] Switch desktops – Swipe with four fingers to the left or right on the screen
Touchpad Gestures in Windows
A TouchPad or ClickPad is a pointing device that is covered with a touch-sensitive surface located on the palm rest of the notebook. You can enable or disable its features and gestures or use them to improve productivity. Please note that some of these gestures will only work with precision touchpads.
1] Select an item – Hit the surface of the touchpad once.
2] Scroll – Place two fingers on the touchpad and slide horizontally or vertically.
3] Zoom in or out – Place two fingers on the touch surface and pinch to shrink or expand to stretch out.
4] Show more commands (similar to right-clicking) – Tap the touchpad with two fingers or press in the lower-right corner.
5] See all open windows – Place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe them away from you or upwards.
6] Show the desktop – Place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe them towards yourself or downwards
7] Switch between open windows – Place three fingers on the touchpad and move them to the right or left.
8] Switch virtual desktops: Place four fingers on the touchpad and drag them gently to the right or left.
Why are my Touchpad gestures not working?
When touch gestures are enabled, three- and four-finger interactions in your apps might not work. So, if you want to continue using these interactions in your apps, turn off this setting. This post will help you if Touchpad Gestures are not working in Windows.
What is Edge swipe?
It’s an option to invoke a system user interface when you swipe from the edge of a screen. It works well if your Windows IoT device has a touchscreen. Depending on the direction of the swipe, it can open the Tablet Mode or a Taskbar can appear.
Hope it helps!