A Complete Multi-Finger Touchpad Gestures You Should Remember in Windows 10

Windows 10 Touchpad Gestures

If you are running Windows 10 on a laptop or tablet with a precision touchpad equipped you will need to remember these new and cool gestures because they are going to be very handy and useful.

1-Finger gestures

Well, let’s start with the basic ones:

Select an item – tap on the touchpad with one finger.

Launch or mouse double-click – double-tap on the touchpad with one finger.

Drag a Window – tap the title bar of a window and drag it.

2-Finger gestures

This is getting fun.

Scroll – place two fingers on the touchpad and slide horizontally or vertically.

Zoom in or out – place two fingers on the touchpad and pinch in or stretch out.

Right-click – tap the touchpad with two fingers

3-Finger Gestures

This is getting more and more interesting.

Invoke Cortana – tap the touchpad with three fingers.

Taskview – place three fingers on the touchpad and slide up or down.

Switch between apps – place three fingers on the touchpad and slide left or right.

Show desktop – place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe them towards yourself.

Show all open Windows – put three fingers on the touchpad and swipe them away from you.

You can change this behavior by going to Settings → Devices → Touchpad and selecting the Taps or Swipes drop-down menu under Three finger gestures section.

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4-Finger Gestures

What? Yes, you can:

Invoke Action Center – tap the touchpad with your four fingers.

Show desktop – swipe all your four fingers towards you.

Switch virtual desktops – swipe all your fingers left or right.

Again, you can change this behavior by going to Settings → Devices → Touchpad and selecting the Taps or Swipes drop-down menu under Three finger gestures section.

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What’s required?

You will need a precision touchpad connected to your laptop to take advantage of these amazing multi-finger gestures. To check if your PC has one of these touchpads installed, go to Settings → Devices → Touchpad, and look for the message, “your PC has a precision touchpad,” or the options that let you choose what type of delay you want to use with the touchpad.

Enjoy and happy tapping.

Kent Chen

Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, Developer, Geek, and the co-founder of Next of Windows.

Last updated: 11/10/2016

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