General Touchpad Gestures for Windows 11


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You can get around Windows faster with touchpad gestures. A touch gesture is the physical action performed on a touchpad by your finger(s).

This tutorial will provide you with a list of touchpad gestures you can use for Windows 11.


Some of these gestures will only work with precision touchpads. To find out if your laptop has one, select Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Touchpad.



Action
Gestures
Select an itemTap touchpad
ScrollPlace two fingers on the touchpad and slide horizontally or vertically
Zoom in or outPlace two fingers on the touchpad and pinch in or stretch out
Show more commands (like right-clicking)Tap the touchpad with two fingers or press down in the lower-right corner
Show all open windowsSwipe with three fingers up on the touchpad
Show the desktopSwipe with three fingers down on the touchpad
Switch between open apps or windowsSwipe with three fingers left or right on the touchpad
Switch desktopsSwipe with four fingers to the left or right on the touchpad
Open Task ViewSwipe with three fingers up from bottom on the touchpad


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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in addition...

Tap the touchpad with three fingers (same as clicking search icon on taskbar) - open Search
Tap the touchpad with four fingers (same as clicking date/time on taskbar) - open Calendar & Notifications
 

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