General Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe in Windows 11


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If your Windows 11 device has a touchscreen, you can swipe in from a screen edge to invoke a system UI below.
  • Swipe in from the right side edge of your screen to open the Notification Center (Win+N).
  • Swipe in from the left side edge of your screen to open Widgets (Win+W).
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable screen edge swipe for all users in Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable screen edge swipe.



Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe using REG file





OPTION ONE

Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe in Local Group Policy Editor


The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Two.


1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

2 Navigate to the policy location below in the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Edge UI

edge_swipe_gpedit-1.png

3 In the right pane of Edge UI in the Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Allow edge swipe policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4 Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


5 Enable Screen Edge Swipe

This is the default setting.


A) Select (dot) Not Configured. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below.​

edge_swipe_gpedit-2.png

6 Disable Screen Edge Swipe

A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below.​

edge_swipe_gpedit-3.png

7 You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.

8 Either restart the explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.





OPTION TWO

Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe using REG file


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


2 Enable Screen Edge Swipe

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Enable_screen_edge_swipe_for_all_users.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EdgeUI]
"AllowEdgeSwipe"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EdgeUI]
"AllowEdgeSwipe"=-

3 Disable Screen Edge Swipe

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Disable_screen_edge_swipe_for_all_users.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EdgeUI]
"AllowEdgeSwipe"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EdgeUI]
"AllowEdgeSwipe"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

7 Either restart the explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

8 You could now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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