Anniversary Update brings four finger switch on touchpads

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
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The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is not all about complaints and issues. The latest Windows 10 update brings a series of interesting new features aimed at improving the user experience, with no less than  85 changes for PCs and 140 new features and improvements for Windows phones.

The four-finger switch on touchpads replaces the annoying CTRL+ Wondows key + arrow shortcut, and is one of the most popular Anniversary Update features. Users simply love it:

Thank you Microsoft for adding “4 fingers switch between virtual desktops”, like I have with my old and heavy MBP !
It’s so great, I use it a lot everyday and I’m glad I won’t use the shortcut (ctrl + win key + arrow) anymore ! Don’t know if it’s new or not, but about 1 month ago I didn’t have this feature.

It is worth mentioning that the four-finger switch on touchpads is not available on all the devices running the Anniversary Update. This new gesture won’t work on non-precision touchpads, which rely on third-party drivers, unless the drivers include the four-finger gesture.

To check if your touchpad supports the four-finger feature, go to Settings > Devices > Mouse & touchpad. If you see only an option to change the delay before clicks work, this means you have a non-precision touchpad.

Speaking of touchpads, there are many reports about touchpad issues on Windows 10. In case you ever encounter such issues, check out our fix articles below:

Have you tested out this Anniversary Update feature? What’s your take on it? Tell us more in the comment section below!

 

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