How to Change Four-Finger Tap Gestures on Windows 11 or 10?

This feature is excellent for creating shortcuts and making their OS more efficient. In this risewindows article, we will guide you on changing the settings of four-finger tap gestures on Windows 11 and 10 computers by the Windows Settings app. You can use the Windows Settings app or Registry Editor to configure the four-finger tap gestures.

How to Configure Four-Finger Tap Gestures on Windows 11 Settings?

Following steps used to change the Four-Finger Tap Gestures on Windows 11 using Settings:-

Step 1. First, open Settings using the Windows + I keyboard shortcut or right-click on the Start button to select Settings in the menu.

Step 2. Tap on the Bluetooth & devices in the left sidebar.

Step 3. Pick on the Touchpad tile on the right side.

Step 4. Click on the four-finger gestures.

Step 5. Use the drop-down Taps to select any of the following methods:-

  • Nothing
  • Open search
  • Notification center
  • Play/pause
  • Middle mouse button

How to Configure Four-Finger Tap Gestures on Windows 10 Settings?

Do these steps to configure four-finger tap gestures on Windows 10 using Settings:-

Step 1Open Windows 10 Settings.

Step 2. Pick the Devices.

Step 3. Pick Touchpad under “Devices.”

Step 4. Scroll down to the “Four-finger gestures” section and choose an option in the “Swipes” drop-down menu:-

  • Nothing
  • Launch Windows Search
  • Action Center
  • Play/pause
  • Middle mouse button

How to Configure Four-Finger Tap Gestures on Windows 11 or 10 using Registry Editor?

Step 1Open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Browse to the following key in the left sidebar:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad

Step 3. From the right side of the “PrecisionTouchPad” folder, look for a FourFingerTapEnabled REG_DWORD.

If it is not present, you need to create one. So, to create a new REG_DWORD, right-click on the PrecisionTouchPad key and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 4. Name the new REG_DWORD to FourFingerTapEnabled.

Step 5. Double-click on the FourFingerTapEnabled REG_DWORD to set its “Value data” to the following:-

  • 0: Nothing.
  • 1: Open search / Launch Windows Search.
  • 2: Notification center / Action Center.
  • 3: Play/pause.
  • 4: Middle mouse button.

Step 6. Hit OK.

Step 7. Reboot your computer to apply the changes.

Thank you.

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