Precision touchpads are a new kind of touchpad designed for PCs that run Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1. They're great for using a variety of touch gestures to get around your PC quickly.
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
Tap or click PC and devices, and then tap or click Mouse and touchpad.
If you see Your PC has a precision touchpad under the Touchpad section, your PC has a precision touchpad.
Tap to click
Tap on the touchpad.
Selects an item.
Tap, tap-slide to highlight or drag
Tap, and then quickly tap again and slide on the touchpad.
Highlights text, and drags and drops an item.
Slide to scroll
Place two fingers on the touchpad, and then slide.
Scrolls the page. Pages can scroll left and right, up and down, or both.
Pinch or stretch to zoom
Place two fingers on the touchpad and move them toward each other or away from each other.
Zooms in (stretch) or out (pinch) on the touchpad.
Swipe for charms
Swipe in from the right edge.
Opens the charms. Swipe again to hide the charms.
Swipe for apps
Swipe in from the left edge.
Opens a list of your recent apps. Tap the app you want, or tap outside the list to select the most recent app.
Tap two fingers to right click
Tap the touchpad with two fingers (or tap the lower-right corner).
Shows more commands for the app. Or on the desktop, it shows a context menu, similar to right-clicking.
Precision touchpads come with several settings that aren't usually included with other touchpads. For example, you can turn off swiping in from the left or right edges, or reverse the scrolling direction. You can also adjust the length of time your touchpad stays off while you're typing so you can avoid accidentally tapping the touchpad with your thumb and moving the cursor. To change your touchpad settings, follow these steps:
Change the settings you want.
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