If you are the lucky owner of a Windows 10 device with a touch screen, you might be familiar with its swipe gestures. They are different from Windows 8. Depending on the screen edge you swipe from, Windows 10 performs a different action. Let's see what those actions are and how to disable them.
Out-of-the-box, Windows 10 supports the following set of edge swipe actions:
- Swipe in from the right side of your 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 show the app's title bar while Tablet Mode is on.
- Swipe in from the bottom to view the taskbar in fullscreen apps while Tablet Mode is on or when the Taskbar is auto-hidden.
If you want to disable the edge swipes in Windows 10, you need to do the following.
How to disable touchscreen edge swipes in Windows 10
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
Tip: You can access the desired Registry key with one click.
If you don't have such a key, then just create it.
- On the right side, create a new 32-bit DWORD value named AllowEdgeSwipe. Leave its value data as 0 (zero) to disable edge swipes.
- To apply the changes made by editing the Registry, you need to restart Windows 10.
That's it. To re-enable touchscreen edge swipes in Windows 10, just delete the mentioned AllowEdgeSwipe value and restart Windows 10.
To try this Registry option, you can download ready-to-use Registry files from here: