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How to disable touchpad gestures in Windows 11

Multi-touch gestures They can be useful on Windows 11 PCs with trackpads, but sometimes you can accidentally activate them without realizing it. If that happens frequently, you can completely disable multi-finger trackpad gestures. That’s how.

First, open the Windows Settings . To do this, press Windows + i on your keyboard or right-click on the Start button and select “Settings” from the power user menu.

In Windows 11, right-click the Start button and select

When Settings opens, select “Bluetooth and Devices” in the sidebar, then click “Touch Panel”.

In Windows 11 Settings, click

In the touch panel settings, scroll down and click on the “Pan and Zoom” heading to expand the section. If you want to disable two-finger gestures, uncheck “Drag two fingers to scroll” and “Pinch to zoom”.

Under Pan and Zoom, uncheck

After that, click on the heading “Three finger gestures” to expand the menu. Click on the drop-down menu next to “Landslides” and select “Nothing.” Do the same with the “Taps” drop-down menu. Click on it and select “Nothing” from the list.

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Then expand the “Four Finger Gestures” menu by clicking on its heading. As with the last step, set “Swipes” to “Nothing” using the drop-down menu, then set “Taps” to “Nothing” as well.

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When you’re done, close Settings and your changes will be saved.

Now that you know how to disable Windows 11 multi-finger gestures, you can go back to Settings> Bluetooth and Devices> Touchpad and re-enable them later or configure them however you want. Have fun!

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