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new gestures for the touchpad

For the Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft has decided to implement new gestures to reproduce on precision touchpads. Like the trackpad gestures for Apple, it is notably the advent of gestures with three fingers … even four.

These new gestures will also be able to replace swipes or swipes starting from the edge of the touch screen as they are currently known with Windows 8.1, and allow multitouch gestures.

Gestures with precision touchpads were presented during a session at the WinHEC 2015 conference in China. In a document posted on Channel 9, for example, it talks about activating Cortana with a tap with three fingers and four for access to the new notification center.

Windows-10-touchpad-gestes-1A three-finger swipe up will activate Task View, and therefore the virtual desktops, while it will return to the main desktop for a swipe down.

Windows-10-touchpad-gestes-2The interest in gestures for the touchpad could allow Windows devices to catch up with some delay compared to those of Apple which unveiled the trackpad with Force Touch technology at the beginning of the month.