For laptop users, Windows 11 has a few default touchpad gestures. Here is a list of all the touchpad gestures in Windows 11.
If your laptop supports a precision touchpad, you can use default touchpad gestures to perform actions and get things done a lot faster. For instance, you can open the task view, launch the quick settings panel, move between windows, etc. The good thing is that the Windows 11 Precision touchpad supports two-finger, three-finger, and four-figure gestures. If needed, you can customize the default gestures to perform additional supported actions.
So, without further ado, let me give you a list of all the touchpad gestures in Windows 11.
List of touchpad gestures in Windows 11
Here is the list of touchpad gestures in Windows 11. To make things easier for you, I’ve also added a simple description of what each touchpad gesture does. The gestures also work in Windows 11 virtual touchpad.
Single touchpad tap on a file or folder: Immediately select the target item. For instance, if you want to select a file, place the mouse cursor on it and tap on the touchpad one time.
Two-finger tap: Open the context menu, which shows more options.
Two-finger vertical swipe: This gesture scrolls the screen vertically if the vertical scroll bar is present.
Two-finger horizontal swipe: This gesture scrolls the screen horizontally if the horizontal scroll bar is present.
Pinch to zoom in and out: Place two fingers on the touchpad and pinch in or out to zoom in or out. This gesture is very helpful to quickly zoom in and out web pages, photos, and more.
Three-finger swipe up: Maximize all windows. i.e., show all windows at once.
Three-finger swipe down: Minimize all windows and show the desktop.
Swipe left or right with three fingers: Switch between open apps and windows. Much like the Alt + Tab shortcut.
Four finger tap: Open the Quick Settings panel. This panel contains functional quick-setting buttons.
Four finger left or right swipe: Switch between virtual desktops.
Related: Enable touchpad middle-click in Windows 11
That is all. These are the default touchpad gesture in Windows 11.
I hope this simple and easy Windows 11 how-to guide helped you.
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