Windows 10 supports multi-touch gestures. If you have a tablet with Windows 10 installed, you should be able to use it. For example, you can swipe from the screen’s edges to open the Action Center panel or a list of recently used apps. Let’s look at the details.
List of touch gestures for Windows 10
The list of touch gestures in Windows 10 looks like this:
Press once on an object on the screen to press certain buttons, execute an application from the Start menu or taskbar, select an object, or activate a control you type. The simple typing gesture is similar to clicking with the left mouse button.
Touch and hold
Press your finger down and hold for a few seconds. Depending on the current application, this gesture could open the current object’s context menu (for example, if you are working with some files in File Explorer) or show contextual help on the current item. This gesture is like right-clicking with a mouse.
Pinched or stretched
Touch the screen or an object on the screen with two fingers, then move the fingers towards each other (together) or apart (stretch). Usually, this gesture is used to zoom in or out on an image on the screen.
Place two fingers on an object on the screen and then rotate them. This will turn the object in the direction you rotate your hand. The opened application should support this gesture.
Slide to scroll
Move your finger across the screen. Scroll through a page or application opened on the screen.
Slide to rearrange
Press and hold the object briefly, then drag it in the opposite direction of the page scrolling. Move the object wherever you want. Then release the object. This gesture is similar to drag-n-drop.
Swipe to select
Swipe an object on the screen with a quick motion opposite the page’s scrolling direction. This gesture selects the item and opens an additional script defined by the application.
Swipe or slide from the edge
Start from the edge, move your finger quickly, or slide across the screen without your fingers. This gesture can trigger one of the following actions.
- Swipe from the top edge to make the title bar visible for an app open in full-screen mode.
- Swipe from the right edge to open the Action Center.
- Swipe up from the bottom to bring up the taskbar in a full-screen app.
- Swipe from the left edge to see a list of all your open Windows in Task View.