Windows 10 offers Apple Macbook like Touchpad Gestures which one can use to improve productivity. However, not everyone can enable this feature by installing a driver or updating Windows. Microsoft’s precision touchpad needs to be supported by the PC manufacturer, and then only it can work. Below is the list of Windows 10 touchpad or trackpad gestures.
List of Windows 10 Trackpad or Touchpad Gestures
- 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 centre: Tap four fingers on the touchpad.
- Switch virtual desktops: Place four fingers on the touchpad and swipe right or left.
Not all but some of these gestures will only work with precision touchpads.
How to configure the Touchpad gestures in Windows 10
If available, Go to Settings > Devices > Mouse and Touchpad section. Here you can configure individual gesture, disable what you don’t need, and keep what you are likely to use every day. The same screen gives you the option to change cursor speed, the option to disable touchpad when not in use which can be handy for some.
Apart from the option to enable or disable gestures, you can also configure the three-finger gesture which is useful to open frequently used item.
We hope the list was useful, and you were able to configure Touchpad Gestures in Windows 10