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Some time ago, Microsoft promised that it would add new functionality to its family of multi-touch mice once Windows 8 was released. Now that Windows 8 has gone GA, what are the new gestures?

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New Gestures

Below are the new actions that come with Windows 8, along with their default gestures

  • Switch Between Recent Apps (two fingers right) Switch Between Recent Apps Animation
  • Open Recent Apps Open Recent Apps Animation
  • Snap App Left/Right Snapp App Left/Right Animation
  • Show/Hide App Commands (two fingers up/down) Show/Hide App Commands Animation
  • Open Charms (two fingers left) Open Charms Animation
  • Search
  • Share
  • Start Screen
  • Devices
  • Settings
  • Home
  • End
  • Page Up
  • Page Down


All Gestures

Below is a table of the the old and new gestures, and their possible arrangements.

Table of Microsoft Touch Mouse Gestures

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+1 for animated and complete explanation. – Diogo Oct 31 '12 at 17:06

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