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

Windows 11 and 10 also have a virtual touchpad that works like your physical touchpad. You can use this on-screen virtual touchpad to control the mouse pointer with your touchscreen after enabling it.

In this risewindows article, we will guide you in enabling and using the virtual touchpad on Windows 11 and 10.

How to Enable Virtual Touchpad on Windows 11?

Do these steps to turn on the virtual touchpad on Windows 11:-

Step 1Open Windows 11 Settings.

Step 2. On the left sidebar of the Settings window, pick Personalization.

Step 3. Pick on the Taskbar tab on the right sidebar.

Step 4. Turn On the toggle switch Virtual touchpad under the “System tray icons.”

If you complete the above steps, the Virtual touchpad is enabled on your Windows 11 machine, and you will see a new icon on the notification area. You are clicking this icon to open and use the Virtual touchpad on your PC.

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To disable the “Virtual touchpad,” repeat the above steps, and in step 4 above, touch off the toggle switch Virtual touchpad.

How to Turn On Virtual Touchpad on Windows 10?

Long-press or right-click the taskbar to enable the virtual touchpad on Windows 10 and check the Show touchpad button in the pop-up menu. Please note that you’ll not find this option if you use a Windows 10 machine without a touch screen.

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After completing the above steps, it will enable the Virtual touchpad on your Windows 10 machine, and you will see a new icon on the notification area. You can click this icon to open and use the Virtual touchpad on your PC.

The virtual touchpad works like a physical touchpad. You will use every touchpad function as you can in a physical touchpad. You can left-click or right-click by tapping the left or right mouse buttons at the bottom of the window. You can also perform a single-finger tap to left-click and a two-finger tap to right-click.

Placing three fingers on the virtual touchpad and swiping them upwards will open the Task View interface for switching windows, for instance, and put three fingers on the touchpad and swipe downwards to show your desktop.

Place your finger on the touchpad to move the cursor around the screen and move it around just like a standard touchpad. The mouse cursor will move around the screen as you move your finger.

Furthermore, you can move the virtual touchpad window on the screen according to your satisfaction. Only touch the title bar of the window and move your finger to move the window.

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