Devices Turn On or Off Tap Twice and Drag on Touchpad to Multi-Select in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off tap twice and drag on touchpad to multi-select for your account in Windows 11.

If your Windows 11 device (ex: laptop) has a built-in precision touchpad, you can turn on or off its Taps settings for what you want.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Tap Twice and Drag on Touchpad to Multi-Select in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Tap Twice and Drag on Touchpad to Multi-Select using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Tap Twice and Drag on Touchpad to Multi-Select 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_taps-1.png

3 Click/tap on Taps to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Tap twice and drag to multi-select for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Touchpad_taps-4.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Tap Twice and Drag on Touchpad to Multi-Select using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.

2 Turn On "Tap twice and drag to multi-select"

This is the default setting.


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

Turn_ON_Tap_twice_and_drag_on_precision_touchpad_to_multi-select.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad]
"TapAndDrag"=dword:ffffffff

3 Turn Off "Tap twice and drag to multi-select"

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

Turn_OFF_Tap_twice_and_drag_on_precision_touchpad_to_multi-select.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad]
"TapAndDrag"=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 Restart the computer to apply.

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


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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