Touch Screen Gestures for Windows 11

In this tutorial, you will learn about Touch Screen Gestures for Windows 11 and how to use when using your touch based laptops.

Touch Screen Gestures for Windows 11

Microsoft has largely improvised its touch and multi-touch gestures in the latest version of Windows 11.

To turn on the touch gestures:

  • Open the Settings application and scroll to Bluetooth & devices
  • Then scroll down to Touch  and Turn on Three- and four-finger touch gestures

Note: Multi-touch features in applications may not work when touch gestures are enabled. You can turn off the Three- and four-finger touch gestures in your settings, to enjoy the application.

ActionGestures
Select an itemTap the screen
ScrollPlace two fingers on the screen and slide horizontally or vertically
Zoom in or outPlace 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 windowsSwipe with three fingers up on the screen
Show the desktopSwipe with three fingers down on the screen
Switch to the last open appSwipe with three fingers to the left or right on the screen
Open notification centreSwipe with one finger in from the right edge of the screen
See widgetsSwipe with one finger in from the left edge of the screen
Switch desktopsSwipe with four fingers to the left or right on the screen
Swipe to invoke and dismiss StartSwipe with your finger from the middle of the taskbar to invoke the Start menu and swipe back down to dismiss it.
Swipe between Pinned/All apps and Recommended/More on StartSwipe right to left from Pinned to get to All apps and left to right to get back to Pinned.
Swipe to invoke and dismiss Quick SettingsSwipe with your finger from the bottom right of the taskbar to invoke Quick Settings and swipe back down to dismiss it.
Swipe to invoke and dismiss Notification CentreMicrosoft updated the animation when swiping to invoke and dismiss Notification Centre from the right edge of your screen so that it’s more responsive and follows your finger.