Here are the New Touchpad Gestures in Windows 10

By: Radu Tyrsina
2 minute read

Windows 10 comes with a bunch of new features, such as desktop shortcuts for Windows Store apps, MKV file support out of the box, Battery Saver, Data Sense and much, much more. Now we take a look at what are the new touchpad gestures in Windows 10. 
trackpad gestures windows 10
Microsoft will bring a bunch of enhancements in Windows 10 that will make it easier for users to interact with their machines using trackpads. This is one more novel feature aimed at pleasing desktop users, and by the looks of it, Redmond has did a great job. You can have a look at the video from below to see a brief overview of the new trackpad gestures in Windows 10.

New trackpad gestures coming in Windows 10

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The new gestures are aimed at Windows 10 users who work with virtual desktops and multiple windows on the desktop, so they will find this really useful. Microsoft said the following about this new features:

“In the past, touchpads on Windows have really been done very differently because OEMs do them With Windows 10, we’re adding support for power users on a touchpad, where multiple-finger gestures, which all of you power users learn, can make you really efficient.”

Here’s a quick rundown of the new features:

  • Minimize all open windows by swiping down with three fingers
  • Re-maximize all windows by swiping up with three fingers
  • When windows are already open on the desktop, swipe up with three fingers to launch Task View, to easily view virtual desktops and open apps
  • Swipe three fingers left or right to switch between open apps


The new touchpad gestures for Windows 10 currently aren’t available in early builds, but Microsoft could release them any time.

READ ALSO: Fix: Can’t Open Skype in Windows 10, Windows 8

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