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


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Touchpad_taps_banner.png

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.

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.


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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