Trackpad gestures on Windows 11 computers equipped with trackpads make the computer easier to use. But sometimes you can turn it on by accident without realizing it which leads to opening windows that you may not want.
Turn off touchpad gestures in Windows 11
If you find that touchpad gestures work without your permission, you can disable them permanently. To do so, follow these steps:
- Click the Start menu button on the taskbar below.
- Select the Settings option from the menu that appears.
- In the Settings window, select the Bluetooth and Devices option on the left side.
- Click on the Touchpad option on the right side of the screen.
- In the next window, scroll down and tap the down arrow next to the Scroll and Zoom option.
- Uncheck the box next to Drag two fingers to scroll options. Zoom in and out to disable two-finger gestures.
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- Tap the down arrow next to the Three-Finger Gestures option.
- Expand the menu next to the Swipes option and then choose None next to the Swipes option. Do the same in the Taps menu and select None from the menu that appears.
- Expand the menu next to the Four-Finger Gestures option, then choose None next to the Swipes option. Do the same in the Taps menu and select None from the menu that appears.
- Once done, close the settings window. Your changes will be saved.
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Try the new operating system for free
It is worth noting that Microsoft recently released the latest version of new operating system for the preview channel. This launch is the last step before it is officially rolled out on a larger scale on the fifth of this month.
And if you don’t want to wait until the official launch date, you can upgrade now and use the new version early and for free.
To learn how to do that, check out our article: How to Upgrade to Windows 11 for Free
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