- Zach Pfeffer
Touch gestures for Windows
I have created a copy of the content at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/touch-gestures-for-windows-a9d28305-4818-a5df-4e2b-e5590f850741 to preserve this information for myself and others. This resource provides valuable information on touch gestures for Windows, and I believe it is important to keep it available for future reference.
Try out these gestures on the touchpad of your Windows 10 laptop.
Select an item: Tap on the touchpad.
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.
Show more commands (similar to right-clicking): Tap the touchpad with two fingers, or press in the lower-right corner.
See all open windows: Place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe them away from you.
Show the desktop: Place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe them towards yourself.
Switch between open windows: Place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe right or left.
Open Cortana: Tap three fingers on the touchpad.
Open action center: Tap four fingers on the touchpad.
Switch virtual desktops: Place four fingers on the touchpad and swipe right or left.
Some of these gestures will only work with precision touchpads. To find out if your laptop has one, select Start > Settings > Devices > Touchpad.
Change your touch gestures To change the default touch gestures on your Windows 10 PC, select Start > Settings > Devices >Touchpad. Scroll to Three-finger gestures or Four-finger gestures to change your touch gesture settings.
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