The touchpad (touchpad) is an indispensable component on any laptop. The touchpad supports many useful multi-touch gestures that you can use to work with your PC easily. For example, slide 2 fingers on the touchpad to scroll the page, or pinch open to zoom the screen and a variety of other gestures.
However, if you have a habit of using the mouse instead of the touchpad, you can consider completely disabling gestures on the touchpad to avoid accidental activation. This article will show you how to disable touchpad gestures on Windows 11
How to disable touchpad gestures on Windows 11
First press the key combination Windows + i to open the Windows Settings app. Or you can also right-click the Start button on the taskbar and select “Settings” in the pop-up menu.
In the Settings window that opens, click on the “Bluetooth & Devices” in the list on the left, then look at the screen on the right and select “Touchpad“.
In the Touchpad settings window, click on the item “Scroll & Zoom”, and immediately a list of available options will appear. If you want to turn off the two-finger gestures, uncheck the 2 options “Drag two fingers to scroll” and “Pinch to Zoom“.
Next, click on the title “Three-Finger Gestures” to expand the menu. In section “Swipes, tap the drop-down menu next to it and select “nothing“. Do the same with the “Taps” under.
Finally, continue to click on the title “Four-Finger Gestures” to expand the menu. In section “Swipes, you click the drop-down menu next to it and select “nothing“. Do the same for the “Taps” under.
When done, close Settings and your changes will be saved automatically.
Now, your Windows 11 touchpad gestures are completely disabled. If you change your mind, you can come back Settings > Bluetooth & Devices > Touchpad and re-enable the options.
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