Tips & Tricks: Gestures

Devices > Mouse & touchpad. Under the “Touchpad” heading it will say “Your PC has a precision touchpad” if you can swipe and tap instead of clicking.

  • Select an item: Tap on the touchpad
  • Scroll: Place two fingers on the touchpad and slide horizontally or vertically
  • Zoom in and out: Place two fingers on the touchpad and pinch in or stretch out.
  • Right-click: Tap the touchpad with two fingers, or press on the bottom right corner
  • Open Task View: Place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe up (away from you).
  • Show desktop: Place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe down (towards you). Reverse the movement to get all your windows to return.
  • Switch between open windows: Place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe right or left (this is the same as pressing Alt + Tab).
  • Drag an open window: Double-tap and then drag from the title bar
  • Open Cortana: Tap the touchpad with three fingers. If you’d rather this gesture opened Action Center instead, you can change this default in Settings > Devices > Mouse & touchpad.
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