Windows Touch Glossary

application gesture

A gesture that a particular application supports.


A high-resolution hardware device that recognizes input from a pen or fingers.


A movement of a pen or fingers on a screen, which the computer interprets as a command.


A physical action, such as rotation, applied to an object.


A real-time, physical action applied to an object on a screen in which multiple contact points are used simultaneously.

system gesture

A pen equivalent of a traditional mouse message, such as left-click or double-click.