How to Get Two Finger Backward & Forward on Surface Pro 4 Touchpad

I have been a MacBook user for over a year, and getting on Surface Pro 4 makes me miss a few things here and there. One of the essential things that I miss is the Two Finger gesture which allows me to go backward and forward using Touchpad on Surface Pro 4.

While Surface Pro 4 comes with a precision touchpad that supports many gestures, this is one thing that is still missing. Gladly, just like how we customized the Surface Pen clicks, you can always customize the Touchpad gestures even for new features. So follow this.

How to Get Two Finger Backward & Forward on Surface Touchpad

  • Download the two-finger swipe AHK Script from here
  • Install AHK software form here.
  • Once done, double click on the script you downloaded, and it will run in the background.
  • Next open any browsed, Edge, Chome, or Opera, and this will work like a charm.

Surface Pro 4 Touchpad

That said, here is a list of default gestures & tap that comes with the Touchpad on Surface Pro 4:

  • Tap on the lower right corner for right-click.
  • Double-tap and drag.
  • Two-finger drag to scroll
  • Two-finger pinch to zoom
  • Three Finger Tap
  • Four Finger Tap
  • Three Finger Drag and Slide

What else are you missing if you jumped to Surface Pro 4 / Surface Book from MacBook?

Via Reddit

List of Surface Devices Touchpad gestures on Windows

Do this  If you want to
Press down on the left side of your touchpad
  • Press to click
  • Select an item
  • Left-click like on a mouse
Press down on the right side of your touchpad
  • Press to right-click
  • Open app commands in Windows apps or a context menu in desktop apps
  • Right-click like on a mouse
Tap one finger anywhere on the touchpad
  • Select an item
  • Left-click like on a mouse
Tap two fingers anywhere on the touchpad
  • Open app commands in Windows apps or a context menu in desktop apps
  • Right-click like on a mouse
Drag your finger on the touchpad
  • Moves the cursor
Swipe three fingers up on the touchpad
  • Display your virtual desktop
Press and hold the left touchpad button down and then slide a finger in any direction
  • Move an item or select text.
  • Like moving a mouse while you hold down the left button
Tap, immediately tap and hold, then drag
  • Move an item or select text
  • Like moving a mouse while you hold down the left button
Slide two fingers horizontally or vertically
  • Scroll through a screen or document
  • Like dragging the scroll button on the screen or using a scroll wheel on a mouse
Pinch your thumb and forefinger together or move them apart
  • Zoom in or out
  • Like the gestures on your touchscreen

 

More details here, and it works on all Surface Devices running on Windows 10 and Windows 11. To configure further

  • On Windows 10, go to Start > Settings > Devices > Touchpad.

  • On Windows 11, go to Start > Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Touchpad.

Windows now offer a ton of gestures for touchpads both on Surface devices and any other device with or without precision features. If you cannot use them, you can use a third-party app to configure it further.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Could anyone please share the script again? I own a SP4 and would like to have the browser go back and forward functions by swiping with three fingers left and right… Thank you

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