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How to boost productivity with touch features and devices

April 13, 2022 |  1 minute read

If you’re a visual or tactile thinker looking for a more fluid experience with your device, Microsoft has touch-optimized products that can help you increase productivity and bring creative visions to life.

On Windows 10, you could use gestures on the touchpad of your laptop. Windows 11 takes that to the next level. Navigate faster with touch, tap, and swipe gestures that enable you to operate with the touch of a finger (or a few). Try some of the Windows 11 touch¹ shortcuts today:

  • Swipe four fingers left or right on your touch screen to switch to another desktop.

  • Place two fingers on the screen and pinch in or stretch out to make your screen appear larger or smaller.

  • Swipe with one finger in from the left edge of screen to see your widgets.

Draw and write with less mess and more precision when you use Surface-compatible pen accessories for your drawings, designs, and notes. Check out the capabilities available on both Windows 10 and Windows 11:

  • Pen accessories² deliver a natural writing and drawing experience with no lag, so you can streamline your creative process when working on your Surface device.

  • When you’re in the mood to create, Surface Pen can pair with apps like Adobe Suite, StaffPadSketchable and more. Whether you’re annotating music, doodling a cartoon, or painting a masterpiece, Surface Pen is high-tech with a natural touch.²

  • With Microsoft OneNote you can handwrite notes on blank or grid backgrounds, or seamlessly switch to a highlight function when you need to add a little emphasis.

If your current device doesn’t support Touch, maybe it’s time for an upgrade. Get help finding your next PC with Help Me Choose. Intuitive, fast, and easy: a more fluid workflow is right at your fingertips.

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  • [1] Requires a PC with touchscreen capability.
  • [2] Pen capable tablet or PC required. Pen accessory may be sold separately.