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

In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on changing the settings of four-finger tap gestures on Windows 11 and 10 computers. To configure the four-finger tap gestures, you can use the Windows Settings app or Registry Editor.

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

To change the Four-Finger Tap Gestures in Windows 11 using Settings, use these steps:-

Step 1. First, open Windows 11 Settings.

To do that, you can use the Windows + I keyboard shortcut. Or, right-click on the Start button and select Settings in the menu.

Step 2. Then, select Bluetooth & devices in the left sidebar.

Step 3. On the right side, click on the Touchpad tile.

Step 4. Click Four-finger gestures.

Step 5. Next, use the drop-down Taps and select one of the options:-

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

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

If you want to configure four-finger tap gestures in Windows 10 using Settings, perform these steps:-

Step 1. Open Windows 10 Settings.

Step 2. Click on Devices.

Step 3. Select Touchpad under “Devices.”

Step 4. On the opposite side, scroll down to the “Four-finger gestures” section and select an option in the “Taps” drop-down menu:-

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

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

Step 1. Open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Then, navigate or browse to the following key in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad

Step 3. On 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 newly created REG_DWORD to FourFingerTapEnabled.

Step 5. Now, double-click on the FourFingerTapEnabled REG_DWORD and 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. Click OK.

Step 7. At last, reboot your computer to apply the changes.

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