Use touch with Windows

Get around Windows faster with touchscreen or touchpad gestures. Here are some basic gestures to get started: 

  • Tap to select an item.

  • Tap and hold to right-click an item.

  • Tap and drag to move an item across your screen.

Swipe to get information you need quickly. To swipe, quickly slide your finger across the screen.

Illustration of swiping in from the edge of the screen

  • Swipe in from the right side of your screen to open action center.

  • Swipe in from the left to view all your open apps in task view.

  • Swipe in from the top to view a full-screened app's title bar.

  • Swipe in from the bottom to view the task bar in full-screened apps.

Note: Your screen resolution needs to be at least 1024 x 768 to have multiple windows and apps on your screen at the same time. To check your resolution, select the Start button, select Settings > System , and then select Display .

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