Accessibility Change Touch Double-tap Spatial Tolerance in Windows 11


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A touch screen, or touchscreen, is an input device that enables you to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than using a mouse, touchpad, or other such devices (other than a stylus, which is optional for most modern touch screens).

If your device (ex: laptop or tablet) has a touch screen, you can adjust the distance (spatial tolerance) the pointer can move between tapping when you double-tap.

This tutorial will show you how to change the touch double-tap spatial tolerance for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Change Touch Double-tap Spatial Tolerance in Control Panel
  • Option Two: Change Touch Double-tap Spatial Tolerance in Registry Editor




Option One

Change Touch Double-tap Spatial Tolerance in Control Panel


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Pen and Touch icon.

2 Perform the following actions: (see screenshot below)
  1. Click/tap on the Touch tab.
  2. Select Double-tab.
  3. Click/tap on Settings.
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3 Adjust the Spatial tolerance slider left (small) or right (large) to the distance you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

You can double-tap on the door graphic under Test settings to test the current double-tap spatial tolerance setting.


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4 Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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5 You can now close the Control Panel if you like.




Option Two

Change Touch Double-tap Spatial Tolerance in Registry Editor


1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Wisp\Touch

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3 In the right pane of the Touch key, double click/tap on the TouchModeN_DtapDist DWORD value to modify it. (see screenshot above)

4 Click/tap on Decimal, type a number between 0 (small) to 100 (large) for the double-tap spatial tolerance you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

The default double-tap spatial tolerance is 50.


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5 Close Registry Editor when finished.

6 Either sign out and sign in or restart the computer to apply.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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