How to Change Three-finger Swipe Gestures in Windows 11

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

Suppose your Windows 11 device has a built-in precision touchpad with multi-point gestures. In that case, you can change certain functions that allow users quick access to several different functions, menus, or specific actions.

Windows also lets users turn off or disable these actions from the Settings app. If you have a mouse connected to your laptop and would instead use it, turning off the touchpad actions will save you some annoyance.

Other settings one can perform on the device’s touchpad are; turning on or off the on-screen touchpad, using touchpad gestures, turning off touchpad clicks, tapping the touchpad with a singer’s finger to single-click, enabling two fingers on the touchpad to right-click, tapping 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 three-finger swipe 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 users quick access to several different functions, menus, or specific actions.

Below is how to turn on or off the three-finger swipe gestures in Windows 11.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for the 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 for 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 Three-finger gestures tile to expand.

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

  • Nothing
  • Switch apps and show the desktop (default)
  • Switch desktops and show desktop
  • Change audio and volume

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to change three-finger swipe gestures in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to share.

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