Use touch with Windows

Find out how to use touchscreen and touchpad gestures.

Operating system:

Get around your Surface faster with touchscreen or touchpad gestures. Or, if you want go old school, take a peek at the fresh keyboard shortcuts.

Try swiping to get to the information you need quickly. To swipe, quickly slide your finger across the screen.

  • Swipe in from the right side of the screen to open action center.
  • Swipe in from the left to view all your open apps in task view.
  • Swipe in from the top to view a full-screened app's title bar.
  • Swipe in from the bottom to view the task bar in full-screened apps.
Note

Your screen resolution needs to be at least 1024 × 768 to have multiple windows and apps on your screen at the same time. To check your resolution, select the Start button, and then select Settings > System > Display.


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