I need to disable all touchscreen edge gestures so an application can run in 'kiosk mode' without the user accessing things like virtual desktops or action center / notification center. However the user still needs to be able to use the touchscreen to click the screen as with a mouse. There is 'assigned access' on certain windows operating systems which mau help, but not on this device which has windows 10 home. The device is a 7" linx tablet running a 'Goodix' brand touchscreen but ideally i need an answer that works with any windows touchscreen device.

  • You can uninstall the device itself, that would disable the gestures, more information about the device would be required to provide different suggestions and/or answers. – Ramhound Feb 7 '16 at 14:57
  • Any update on this? It is frustrating! – Millemila Feb 5 '18 at 22:53

official way to disable touchscreen gestures is only available on pro / enterprise / iot windows. home edition users will be out of luck.

Local Computer Policy
 Computer Configuration
  Administrative templates
   Windows Components
     Allow edge swipe = Disabled

Completely Disable Action Center in Windows 10

create new DWORD DisableNotificationCenter=1

Disable New Action Center Sidebar and Restore Previous UI

UseActionCenterExperience DWORD= 0 ( default = 1)

Was looking for this recently and as far as I could see it there is no official way (for now) to disable it in Windows 10, taking into account that this question was asked on official forum on August 26, 2015 and the solution Microsoft representative provided since then (and till December 5, 2015) was only for touch pad (you can initiate this "switch windows mode" thing using three-finger swipe on touch pad as well), kind of registry changes, but it is not disabling touch screen gestures from the side of the screen.

What makes it even more frustrating is that it was possible to disable this gesture in Windows 8.1 back in September 16, 2014!

Disable swipe from the left on Windows 8.1

Hopefully Microsoft will add it back to Windows 10 in upcoming Redstone release (fingers crossed).

  • Any update on this? It is frustrating! – Millemila Feb 5 '18 at 22:53

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