How to Change Four-finger Tap Gestures in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to change the four-finger tap gestures in Windows 11.

If your Windows 11 device has a built-in precision touchpad with multi-point gestures, you can change certain functions that allow that users to have quick access to several functions, including opening search, bringing up the Notification center, Play/pause, or activating the middle mouse button.

Windows also allows users to turn off or disable these actions from the Settings app. If you have a mouse connected to your laptop and you rather use it, then disabling the touchpad actions will save you some annoyances.

Other settings one can perform on device’s touchpad are; turn on or off on-screen touchpaduse touchpad gesturesturn off touchpad clickstap touchpad with a singer finger to single-clickenable two fingers on touchpad to right-clicktap twice and drag to multi-select itemchanging touchpad cursor speed, how to change touchpad scroll directions or disable your device touchpad altogether and more.

Below is how to change the three-finger swipe gestures in Windows 11.

How to change the four-finger tap gestures in Windows 11

As mentioned above, if your Windows 11 device has a built-in precision touchpad with multi-point gestures, you can change certain functions that allow that users to have quick access to several functions, including opening search, bringing up the Notification center, Play/pause, or activating the middle mouse button.

Below is how to enable or disable the three-finger tap gestures in Windows 11.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings app. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search fo

Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Bluetooth & devices and select the Touchpad tile on the right.

adjust touchpad sensitivity windows 11

On the Bluetooth & devices > Touchpad settings pane, under Gestures & interaction, select the Four-finger gestures tile to expand.

On the Taps tile, choose which which gestures you want from the drop-down options:

  • Nothing
  • Open search (default)
  • Notification center
  • Play/pause
  • Middle mouse button
windows four finger swipe gesture

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to change four-finger swipe gestures in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to share, please use the comment form below.

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