Touch Gestures Windows 11

Created by Tim Yelvington, Modified on Thu, 09 Nov 2023 at 09:27 PM by Tim Yelvington

You can use these gestures on the touch screen of your Windows 11 device. To turn touch gestures on, select Start > Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Touch > Three- and four-finger touch gestures, and make sure it's turned on. 

Note: When touch gestures are enabled, three- and four-finger interactions in your apps might not work. To continue using these interactions in your apps, turn off this setting.

Action

Gestures

Select an item

Tap the screen 

Scroll

Place two fingers on the screen and slide horizontally or vertically

Zoom in or out

Place two fingers on the screen and pinch in or stretch out

Show more commands (like right-clicking)

Press and hold the item 

Show all open windows

Swipe with three fingers up on the screen 

Show the desktop

Swipe with three fingers down on the screen 

Switch to the last open app

Swipe with three fingers to the left or right on the screen 

Open notification center

Swipe with one finger in from the right edge of the screen 

See widgets

Swipe with one finger in from the left edge of screen

Switch desktops

Swipe with four fingers to the left or right on the screen

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