Do you really want to disable touchpad gestures on your Windows 11 laptops like Dell, HP, Lenovo, and others? In this guide, you’ll learn how to disable scroll & zoom, three-finger and four-finger touchpad gestures on Windows 11.
Meanwhile, people have always been split on whether to use a normal Mouse or a Touchpad, with many preferring the Mouse since it is easier to use and feels more exact. Touchpad Gestures became popular as computers with precision trackpads began to appear on the market.
Touchpad gestures are one of the most powerful tools that may be customized to meet the demands of the user. However, it is also one of the most underutilized features, since many individuals either do not modify their gestures or are unaware of its existence.
Touchpad Gestures in Windows 10/11
Now, on to the gestures! Here are the gestures that Windows 10/11 supports:
- Tap one finger on the touchpad: Select an item (same as left-clicking a mouse).
- Tap two fingers on the touchpad: Show more commands (same as right-clicking a mouse).
- Swipe up or down with two fingers: Scroll a page up or down.
- Pinch or stretch out two fingers: Zoom in or zoom out (magnify or shrink).
- Swipe up with three fingers: Show all recent activity and open windows via Windows Timeline.
- Swipe down with three fingers: Minimize everything and show the desktop.
- Swipe left or right with three fingers: Switch between all windows that are currently open (same as Alt+Tab).
- Tap three fingers on the touchpad: Open Cortana/search.
- Tap four fingers on the touchpad: Open Action Center.
- Swipe left or right with four fingers: Switch between all virtual desktops.
How to Disable Touchpad Gestures in Windows 11
In Windows 11 PCs with trackpads, multi-touch gestures are available on modern Windows laptops. However, if you frequently trigger them by accident and wish to completely stop multi-finger trackpad gestures, this Shaadlife article will guide you.
Step 1. Press Windows key + I to open Settings.
Step 2. Select Bluetooth & devices from the left pane and then click Touchpad.
Step 3. When you’re at Touchpad settings, scroll down and click the Scroll & zoom header to expand the section. Here, simply uncheck the box next to Drag two fingers to scroll and Pinch to zoom.
Step 4. Expand Three-finger gestures and then click the drop-down menu next to Swipes and choose Nothing. Next, click the drop-down menu next to Taps and choose Nothing.
Step 5. Expand Four-finger gestures and then click the drop-down menu next to Swipes and choose Nothing. Next, click the drop-down menu next to Taps and choose Nothing.
That’s it. Now you can close the Settings window. The change will be saved automatically.
This is how you can disable touchpad gestures in Windows 11. After you’ve learned how to disable Windows 11’s multi-finger gestures, go to Settings > Bluetooth & Devices > Touchpad and re-enable or adjust them as needed.