How To Bind Your Keyboard Shortcut To a Swipe Gesture In Windows 10

Gestures using a touchpad is not new on laptops, Windows 10 has supported this feature from the day one, but before the release of the Creators Update that Microsoft brings support for precision touchpads and made it so easy and simple to reconfigure gestures to control their actions.

These days, a standard laptop is expected to come with a precision touchpad. This indicates that there is a high possibility that you will utilize the precision gestures in Windows 10.

If you own a laptop with a precision touchpad, you can make a great use of these new advanced settings to customize gestures in many ways. Amid the many options you have for making special gestures, you can also tap gesture or bind a keyboard short to a swipe gesture in Windows 10.

In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps to execute a keyboard shortcut using a touchpad gesture. But first, check whether your device has this feature or not. To check, just go to the “Touchpad” settings page, and below the Touchpad section, you will see a sentence saying “Your PC has a precision touchpad.”

To link a keyboard shortcut to a touchpad gesture on Windows 10, follow the steps below:

Open Settings.

Click on to open Devices option.

Click on Touchpad.

Right under “Related settings”

Click the Advanced gesture configuration link.

Choose the gestures type you want to use (four or three fingers) depending on your device gesture support.

Choose a gesture: (Up, Down, Left, Right, Taps)

Click the drop-down menu, and select Custom shortcut option.

Then, click the Start recording button.

Run the keyboard shortcut which you want to use to save it as the gesture. As the last step, click the Stop recording button.

Once you would complete the steps, simply use the gesture which you just configured to run the keyboard shortcut on your device. In case of any problem, repeat above steps and make sure not to miss any of it.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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