How to Turn On or Off Touch Mode in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge background with touch mode

This article explains enabling or disabling Touch mode in the Microsoft Edge browser.

The Microsoft Edge browser is the default browser in Windows 11. However, users can switch to their preferred or favorite browser anytime. Edge is based on Chromium, similar to Google Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers today.

The Edge browser team is working on a new Touch feature that isn’t yet available to all users. However, it is currently added to the development version, which will be released soon.

The new Touch mode feature optimizes the Edge browser and increases the size and spacing of browser elements like buttons and tabs.

The Microsoft Edge browser will automatically switch to Touch mode by default when using a 2-in-1 or tablet-type touch device is identified. However, you can turn on or off Touch mode anytime.

Turn on or off Touch mode in the Microsoft Edge browser

As described above, the Microsft team is working on a Touch mode feature that will be released to all users soon.

This feature optimizes the Edge browser and increases the size and spacing of browser elements like buttons and tabs.

Here’s how to turn it on or off in Edge.

First, open the Microsoft Edge browser.

Then click on Setting and more (Alt+F) 3 horizontal dots button on the top right corner and select Settings.

micrsoft edge browser more option and settings
Microsoft Edge browser has more options and settings

Next, click on Appearance on the left panel.

microsoft edge settings appearance
Microsoft Edge settings appearance

On the Appearance settings page, under Touch, select the tile “Touch mode,” then choose an option from the drop-down menu.

  • Auto (default)
  • On
  • Off
Microsoft Edge touch mode tile
Microsoft Edge shows a mini menu when selecting the text button

Exit and restart the Microsoft Edge browser.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to turn the Touch mode feature in Microsoft Edge on or off. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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