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

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Both, Windows 11 and 10 feature a virtual touchpad that works just like your physical touchpad. After enabling it, you can use this on-screen virtual touchpad to control the mouse pointer with your touchscreen.

In this gearupwindows 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?

To turn on the virtual touchpad on Windows 11, use these steps:-

Step 1. Open Windows 11 Settings.

Step 2. Select Personalization in the left sidebar of the Settings window.

Step 3. On the right sidebar, click on the Taskbar tab.

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

Once 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. Clicking this icon, you can open and use the Virtual touchpad on your PC.

Image Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/open-the-on-screen-touchpad-2d402c64-949b-05ca-ebeb-978a6548d151

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?

To enable the virtual touchpad on Windows 10, either long-press or right-click on the taskbar and select/check 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.

Image Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/open-the-on-screen-touchpad-2d402c64-949b-05ca-ebeb-978a6548d151

Once you complete the above steps, the Virtual touchpad is enabled on your Windows 10 machine, and you will see a new icon on the notification area. Clicking this icon, you can open and use the Virtual touchpad on your PC.

The virtual touchpad works exactly like a physical touchpad. You can 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. You can place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe downwards to show your desktop.

For moving the cursor around the screen, just place your finger on the touchpad and move it around just like a standard touchpad. The mouse cursor will move around the screen as you move your finger.

Moreover, you can move the virtual touchpad window on the screen according to your convenience. Just touch the title bar of the window and move your finger to move the window.

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