How to Customize Precision Touchpad Settings on Windows 10?

The previous Windows Operating Systems had traditional touchpads. The later version, namely Windows 10, has come up with precision Touchpads, for which the manufacturers have tried to make some improvisations. Some of the features are the translation of touchpad signals into fingered gestures. Windows 10 now obeys your commands directly, which means that now on the supported hardware, the implementation can provide a more accurate and reliable pointer. It also indicates that you get various touchpad features, such as a broader range of multi-touch gestures, accidental activation prevention, battery life, security, etc.

You might know that all the new laptops now come with a precision touchpad. It is an advantage as it enables the users to customize the system to suit their choices. It, as a result, improves performance and productivity.

This risewindows article will guide you through how to use different methods and check if your system includes a precision touchpad.

How to Know if your Windows 11 PC Supports Precision Touchpad?

Use these steps to check if your Windows 10 device supports Precision Touchpad:-

Step 1: First, open the Settings app.

Step 2: Go to the Devices.

Step 3: In the left sidebar, choose the Touchpad option.

Step 4: If a message appears on your screen saying, “Your PC has a precision touchpad,” it means that the Precision Touchpad includes on your device.

However, if the message doesn’t appear on your screen, you will only find the option to adjust the touchpad sensitivity on the settings page.

How to Enable Precision Touchpad on Windows 10 using Settings?

Use the following steps to turn on Precision Touchpad on Windows 10:-

Step 1: First, Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Go to the Devicesoption.

Step 3: In the left sidebar, go to the Touchpad option.

Step 4: Turn on the toggle switch TouchpadYou can find it on the right sidebar.

How to Disable Precision Touchpad on Windows 10 using Settings?

Use these steps to turn off Precision Touchpad on Windows 10:-

Step 1: First, Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Next, find the Devicesoption.

Step 3: Go to the Touchpad option in the left sidebar.

Step 4: Turn off the toggle switch TouchpadYou can find it on the right sidebar.

How to Customize Precision Touchpad Taps on Windows 10?

Use the following steps to customize Precision Touchpad Taps on Windows 10:-

Step 1: To begin, open Settings on your computer.

Step 2: Open the Devicesoption.

Step 3: In the left sidebar, go to the Touchpadoption.

Step 4: You can use the Touchpad sensitivity drop-down menu. You will find it on the right sidebar under the “Taps” section. You can adjust the sensitivity level of the touchpad using it. You will further see the following options:-

  • Most sensitive
  • High sensitivity
  • Medium sensitivity
  • Low sensitive

Step 5: You will also find the following gestures that you can check or un-check:-

  • Tap with a single finger to single-click.
  • Tap with two fingers to right-click.
  • Tap twice and drag to multi-select.
  • Press the bottom right corner of the touchpad to right-click.

How to Customize Scroll and Zoom on Windows 10 Precision Touchpad?

Use the following steps to customize Scroll and zoon on Windows 10 Precision Touchpad:-

Step 1: To begin, go to the Settings app.

Step 2: Click on the Devicesoption.

Step 3: In the left sidebar, go to the Touchpadoption.

Step 4: Find the “Scroll and zoom” section on the right sidebar where you can enable or disable the Drag two fingers to scroll gesture. You can use the Scrolling direction drop-down menu to change the scrolling direction gesture. You get two options to select “Down motion scrolls up” or “Down motion scrolls down.” Alternatively, you can also enable or disable the Pinch to zoom feature under the “Scroll and zoom” section according to your needs.

How to Customize Three-finger Gestures on Windows 10 Precision Touchpad?

Use these steps to customize the three-finger gestures on Windows 10 Precision Touchpad:-

Step 1: To begin, open Settings on your computer.

Step 2: Open the Devicesoption.

Step 3: In the left sidebar, choose the Touchpad option.

Step 4: You will find the “Four-finger gestures” section on the right sidebar. You can choose from several options to customize the gestures from the Swipes drop-down menu that you can choose from:-

  • Nothing: It used to turn off four-fingered gestures.
  • Switch apps and show desktop: This helps to enable a three-fingered gesture, namely, swipe up to open the Task View, swipe down to reveal the desktop, and swipe left or right to switch between apps.
  • Switch desktops and show desktops: This also facilitates a three-fingered gesture. Swipe up to open Task View, swipe down to show the desktop, and swipe left or right to switch between virtual desktops.
  • Change audio and volume: This option facilitates a four-fingered gesture. In a music app, you can swipe up and down to turn the system volume up or down and swipe left and right to the previous and next song tracks.

Step 5: You get several options in the “Taps” drop-down menu that you can choose from:-

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

How to Customize Advanced Gestures on Windows 10 Precision Touchpad?

You can use the three-fingered or four-fingered gestures on the precision TouchPad to customize additional advanced settings in the Windows 10 app. To do that, use the following steps:-

Step 1: First, open Settings on your computer.

Step 2: Open the Devicesoption.

Step 3: In the left sidebar, choose the Touchpad option.

Step 4: Find the Advanced gesture configuration link on the right sidebar under the “Related settings” section.

Step 5: On the next screen, you will find plenty of options for the three-fingered and four-fingered gestures that you can choose. Use the drop-down menus to do the same.

Following is the list of various gestures options available for you:-

  • Nothing
  • Switch apps
  • Task view
  • Show desktop
  • Switch desktops
  • Hide everything other than the app in focus
  • Create desktop
  • Remove desktop
  • Forward navigation
  • Backward navigation
  • Snap window to the left
  • Snap window to the right
  • Maximize a window
  • Minimize a window
  • Next track
  • Previous track
  • Volume up
  • Mute
  • Custom shortcut

How to Reset Precision Touchpad Settings on Windows 10?

Use the following steps to reset the Precision Touchpad settings on Windows 10:

Step 1: First, open Settings on your computer.

Step 2: Open the Devicesoption.

Step 3: In the left sidebar, choose the Touchpad option.

Step 4: You will find a Reset button under the “Reset your touchpad” section on the right sidebar. Click on it.

Once you complete the above steps, you will see a checkmark beside the Reset button, which indicates that the resetting action has been completed.

That is it.

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Also, read How to Enable and Use the Virtual Touchpad on Windows 11 and 10?

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