How to turn off touch gestures in windows 10,11 (disable touchpad)

kim seondeog 20 Reputation points
2023-04-26T01:42:34+00:00

When connecting a touch monitor to a desktop, the touchpad option does not appear and "Windows Default Gestures" cannot be turned off. I would like to know how to turn off Windows Gestures using Registry Editor in "Windows 10, 11".

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  1. Limitless Technology 44,041 Reputation points
    2023-04-26T12:20:59.0366667+00:00

    Hi, I'd be happy to help you out with your question. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. To do so using the Registry Editor, you'll need to follow these steps: Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box. Type "regedit" (without quotes) and hit Enter to open Registry Editor. Once you're in Registry Editor, navigate to the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad If the "PrecisionTouchPad" key does not exist, you can create it by right-clicking on the "CurrentVersion" key, selecting "New" > "Key," and naming the new key "PrecisionTouchPad." Right-click on the "PrecisionTouchPad" key and select "New" > "DWORD (32-bit) Value." Name the new DWORD value "AAPolicy." Double-click on the "AAPolicy" value to modify it. In the "Value data" field, enter "0" (without quotes) and click OK. Close Registry Editor. Restart your computer to apply the changes. After following these steps, touch gestures and the touchpad should be disabled on your device. If you ever want to enable them again, simply delete the "AAPolicy" DWORD value you created in the Registry Editor. If you have any other questions or need assistance with anything, please don't hesitate to let me know. I'm here to help.

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  1. kim seondeog 20 Reputation points
    2023-04-27T04:25:12.4566667+00:00

    Thank you for answer.

    I tried the answer, but it doesn't work.

    We want to disable the "2-point touch gesture, 3-point touch gesture function, the history that occurs when dragging the left side of the screen, and the tab that appears when dragging from top to bottom" that are provided by default in Windows.

    I would like to know how to edit that part in Registry Editor.

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  2. Hjer Krauser 0 Reputation points
    2023-08-19T23:56:16.6833333+00:00

    Some external devices use macros to replicate those gestures. For example, my bluetooth keyboard with touchpad does macro Windows key + Tab when swiping from left side on touchpad. I used PowerToys and remapped Windows key + Tab and other annoying shortcuts to some insignificant key that does nothing. That solved my problem.

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