10 gestures that will be useful to the users of Windows 10

10 жестов, которые пригодятся пользователям Windows 10

Perform routine actions even faster.

Gestures for touchpad make it easier to manage Windows and other elements of the system. Use them to optimize your work at PC.

Some gestures are designed for high-precision touch panels and may not work on your device.

In addition, individual functions can be disabled by the manufacturer in the settings of the touchpad. Check it and enable gestures, go to “start” → “Settings” → “Devices” → “Touch panel”.

1. Scroll window content up or down

10 жестов, которые пригодятся пользователям Windows 10

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Touch two fingers to the touchpad and swipe in the desired direction vertically.

2. Scroll window contents to the right or left

10 жестов, которые пригодятся пользователям Windows 10

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Touch two fingers to the touchpad and drag them in the desired horizontal direction.

3. Call context menu

10 жестов, которые пригодятся пользователям Windows 10

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Tap with two fingers will open a menu that usually appears after right-clicking. In some models of touch panels of the same can be achieved by tapping one finger in the lower right corner of the touchpad.

4. View all open Windows

10 жестов, которые пригодятся пользователям Windows 10

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Swipe three fingers from bottom to top, so you get the thumbnail window of running programs and open web pages.

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5. Minimize all Windows

10 жестов, которые пригодятся пользователям Windows 10

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If you have deployed one or more Windows, then swipe down with three fingers on the touchpad will turn everything and show the desktop.

6. Switch between open Windows

10 жестов, которые пригодятся пользователям Windows 10

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Swipe left or right with three fingers will allow you to consistently switch between multiple open Windows.

7. Call search

10 жестов, которые пригодятся пользователям Windows 10

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Touch the touchpad with three fingers, so you get the search bar or virtual Windows 10 Cortana (in those countries where it’s available).

8. Adjust the scale

10 жестов, которые пригодятся пользователям Windows 10

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Touch with two fingers the touch panel, and then start to separate them or together. This gesture not only allows you to change the scale of image viewers and image editors, but it also works in many browsers, allowing you to quickly increase or decrease text size on the page.

9. Open the notification center

10 жестов, которые пригодятся пользователям Windows 10

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Touch the touchpad with four fingers.

10. Switch between virtual desktops

10 жестов, которые пригодятся пользователям Windows 10

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Put four fingers on the touchpad and swipe to the right or left.

This material was first published in August 2015. In may 2020 we have updated the text.

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