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The way you navigate mobile apps will be different on your PC. Here are some tips on getting around: 

  • Scroll through apps with the scroll wheel on your mouse or with trackpad gestures. Click your mouse or trackpad to drag up, down, left, and right in an app.

  • Select the back button in the app's title bar to go to the previous page.

  • Some games support arrow keys to get around. Some might also support mouse input to do the same.

Keyboard support

Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate through most mobile apps and games. Here are some other useful shortcuts.


Alt + Left arrow



Two-finger gestures

Hold down the Alt key and click with your left mouse or touchpad button to mimic two-finger gestures in the app.

For info on accessibility keyboard shortcuts in mobile apps, go to Accessibility for mobile apps on Windows.

Pen support 

On devices that support pen, pen features like tilt and pressure sensitivity should work as expected. Hovering over apps with your pen isn't supported for mobile apps right now. 

GamePad support 

The GamePad is supported in mobile apps. Make sure that controller you're using is an authorized Xbox controller. 

For info on accessibility in mobile apps, go to Accessibility for mobile apps on Windows.

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