Devices Change Touchpad Four-finger Swipe Gestures in Windows 11


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If your Windows 11 device (ex: laptop) has a built-in precision touchpad, you can change the four-finger swipe gestures to do nothing, switch apps and show desktop, switch desktops and show desktop, or change audio and volume.

This tutorial will show you how to change the touchpad four-finger swipe gestures for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Change Touchpad Four-finger Swipe Gestures in Settings
  • Option Two: Change Touchpad Four-finger Swipe Gestures using REG file
  • Option Three: Change Touchpad Four-finger Advanced Swipe Gestures in Settings




Option One

Change Touchpad Four-finger Swipe Gestures in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Bluetooth & devices on the left side, and click/tap on Touchpad on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Click/tap on Four-finger gestures to expand it open. (see screenshots below step 4)

4 Select Nothing, Switch apps and show desktop, Switch desktops and show desktop (default), or Change audio and volume for what you want in the Swipes drop menu. (see screenshots below)

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5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Change Touchpad Four-finger Swipe Gestures using REG file


1 Do step 2 (Nothing), step 3 (Switch apps and show desktop), step 4 (Switch desktops and show desktop), or step 5 (Change audio and volume) below for what you want.

2 Change Touchpad Four-finger Swipe Gestures to "Nothing"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.​

Change_touchpad_four-finger_swipe_gestures_to_Nothing.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad]
"FourFingerSlideEnabled"=dword:00000000

3 Change Touchpad Four-finger Swipe Gestures to "Switch apps and show desktop"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.​

Change_touchpad_four-finger_swipe_gestures_to_Switch_apps_and_show_desktop.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad]
"FourFingerSlideEnabled"=dword:00000001

4 Change Touchpad Four-finger Swipe Gestures to "Switch desktops and show desktop"

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.​

Change_touchpad_four-finger_swipe_gestures_to_Switch_desktops_and_show_desktop.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad]
"FourFingerSlideEnabled"=dword:00000002

5 Change Touchpad Four-finger Swipe Gestures to "Change audio and volume"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.​

Change_touchpad_four-finger_swipe_gestures_to_Change_audio_and_volume.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad]
"FourFingerSlideEnabled"=dword:00000003

6 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

7 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

8 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

9 Restart the computer to apply.

10 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




Option Three

Change Touchpad Four-finger Advanced Swipe Gestures in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Bluetooth & devices on the left side, and click/tap on Touchpad on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Touchpad_four-finger_gestures-1.png

3 Click/tap on Advanced gestures. (see screenshot below)

Touchpad_advanced_gestures-2.png

4 Under Configure four-finger gestures, select the action your want in each gesture drop menu. (see screenshot below)

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5 You can now close Settings if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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