Windows edge swipe feature lets you swipe in from a screen edge to bring up different system UI elements. This can be useful for users with portable touchscreen devices.
You can swipe in from a screen edge to invoke a system UI on a Windows 11/10 touchscreen device:-
- Swipe in from the right side of your touchscreen to open the action center.
- Swipe in from the left side of the screen to view all your open apps in task view.
- Swipe in from the top of the screen to view a full-screened app’s title bar while tablet mode is on.
- Swipe in from the bottom of the screen to view the taskbar in full-screened apps while tablet mode is on or when the taskbar is auto-hidden.
If you end up swiping accidentally and it’s becoming a nuisance, below, we’ll show you how to easily disable this feature on Windows 11 or 10 using two methods: Registry Editor or Local Group Policy Editor.
In this risewindows article, we will guide you on enabling and disabling the edge swipe gesture (swiping in from the screen edge) feature on Windows 11 and 10.
How to Enable or Disable Touchscreen Edge Swipe using Group Policy?
Do these steps to allow or block touchscreen edge swipe using Group Policy:-
Step 1. Open Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 2. Browse to the following path in the left sidebar of the Local Group Policy Editor window:-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Edge UI
Step 3. Double-click on the policy, which
Step 4. Pick
Step 5. Hit
Step 6. Press
Step 7. Reboot your PC to apply the changes.
After completing the above steps, if you swipe in from the left, right, or the top or bottom edge of your touch screen, nothing will open up.
If you need to turn on the edge swipe feature on your touchscreen device, repeat the above steps, and in step 4 above, select the
How to Turn On or Off Touchscreen Edge Swipe through Registry Editor?
Do these steps to allow or block touchscreen edge swipe using Windows 11 or 10 Registry Editor:-
Step 1. Open Registry Editor.
Step 2. Browse to the following key in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-
Step 3. Right-click on the
Step 4. Name the new key
Step 5. Right-click on the
Step 6. Name this newly created REG_DWORD as
Step 7. Double-click on the
Step 8. Hit
Step 9. Reboot your computer to apply the changes.
After completing the above steps, nothing will open up when you swipe in from the left, right, and the top or bottom edge of your touch screen.
If you need to allow the edge swipe gesture on your touchscreen device, browse to the following path in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-
Right-click on the
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