Windows 10 trackpad gestures finally make sense

Windows 10 trackpad gestures finally make sense
Lewis Leong

Lewis Leong

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For far too long, Windows reacted unpredictably to different trackpads from different manufacturers. That’s because each manufacturer creates their own software for gestures and scrolling. With Windows 10, that changes.

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore showed off how Windows 10 will finally include gestures that make sense. Belfiore showed off multi-finger gestures during his keynote at the TechEd Europe conference.

If you want to quickly view your desktop, you can swipe three fingers down. Use three fingers to swipe up to see your windows again. Want to switch between your apps quickly? You can do that with three fingers swiping left and right. No more awkwardly Alt + Tabbing.

If these gestures sound familiar to you, that’s because they mimic those found on OS X Yosemite and Mac laptops. From the keynote video, the gestures seem to work well but the lack of animations could make the gestures confusing to use. Windows 10 is still being tested so there’s plenty of time for Microsoft to polish the gestures.

Windows 10 is expected to arrive mid-2015.

Source: The Verge

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