How to set Touchpad Gestures in Windows 11

Windows 11 has some great new features that can also be changed easily. So, setting them up to fit your needs will make your digital environment more pleasant and unique.

Touchpads and touchscreens are two of the most popular features, and both need special care.

Because we want to keep you up to date, we’ll talk about how to customize Touchpad Gestures in Windows 11 in this article. But before we do anything else, let’s look at the ones that are supported and why you should use each one.

What Touchpad Gestures are available in Windows 11?

Tap Gestures

Tap and swipe are two gestures that are often used on devices like laptops and tablets.

The Tap gestures let you know when one or more fingers briefly touch the touchpad. It might sound complicated, but keep in mind that all they do is let you choose certain things in your daily work.

When a precision touchpad that works with Windows is installed, these are always turned on.

Zoom & Scroll Gestures

The Scroll gesture does exactly what it says it does. So, you can use it to scroll without having to reach for the scroll bar in the window you want to search in.

In the same way, Zoom Gesture lets you zoom in or out of a box. Usually, you pinch or spread with two fingers on your touchpad to do this.

Three-Finger Gestures

These are the parts of the Touchpad gestures that can be changed the most. You can be a bit more specific with Windows 11 and set three-finger swipes and taps to do what you want.

Customize Zoom & Scroll Gestures

Press Win + I to open Settings.

Go to Bluetooth & devices and select Touchpad.

Expand the Zoom & Scroll settings.

Scroll & Zoom Touchpad Gestures can now be changed.

Set Three-Finger Gestures


Press Win + I to open Settings.

Go to Bluetooth & devices and select Touchpad.

Expand the Three-finger gestures option.

The three-finger swipe gestures in Windows 11 have specific templates, so check out the list below to see how great they are:

Switch apps and show desktop – This option is set by default and allows you to switch among apps using the three-finger sideways swipe gesture. When you swipe up, you’ll have the Multitasking view and if you choose swipe down Desktop will show.

Switch desktops and show desktop – If you choose this one, the three-finger sideways swipe will let you switch between desktops instead of apps, while the other two swipes will work the same way they did in the previous preset.

Change audio and volume – This setting is better for people who love music or podcasts. If you turn this one on, you can swipe up or down with three fingers to turn up or down the volume. You can also move it to the left or right will to go back to the previous song or skip the next song in your queue.


Press Win + I to open Settings.

Go to Bluetooth & devices and select Touchpad.

Expand the Three-finger gestures option.

Click on the Taps option and select Open search.

You may now customize your Taps options.


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