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    Touch Gestures for Windows 8 and 8.1

    Touch Gestures for Windows 8 and 8.1
    List of Touch Gestures for Windows 8 and 8.1
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    List of Touch Gestures for Windows 8 and 8.1

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    A touch gesture is the physical act or motion performed on a touch screen by your finger.

    This tutorial will provide you with a list of touch gestures that you can use with Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

    For more information, see:

    Gesture How to do it What it does

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    Tap once on an item. Opens, selects, or activates whatever you tap. Similar to clicking with a mouse.
    Tap and hold

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    Press your finger down and hold for about a second. Shows info to help you learn more about an item or opens a menu specific to what you're doing. Only works for some items. Similar to right-clicking with a mouse.
    Pinch or stretch

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    Touch the screen or an item with two or more fingers, and then move the fingers toward each other (pinch) or away from each other (stretch). Zooms in or out, like with a website, map, or picture.

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    Put two or more fingers on an item and then turn your hand. Rotates items in the direction you turn your hand. Only some items can be rotated.
    Slide to scroll

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    Drag your finger on the screen. Scrolls through what’s on the screen. Similar to scrolling with a mouse.
    Slide to rearrange

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    Press and briefly drag an item in the direction opposite the way the page scrolls, then move it wherever you want. (For example, if you would scroll left or right, drag the item up or down.) When you've moved the item to the new location, let it go. Moves an item. Similar to dragging with a mouse.
    Swipe to select

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    Swipe an item with a short, quick movement in the direction opposite the way the page scrolls. For example:

    • If the page scrolls left or right, swipe the item up or down to select it.
    • If the page scrolls up or down, swipe the item left or right to select it.
    Selects an item, and often brings up app commands.
    Swipe from edge

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    Starting on the edge, either swipe your finger quickly or slide across the screen without lifting your finger.
    • Open the charms (Search, Share, Start, Devices, Settings). Swipe in from the right edge.Open a recently used app. Swipe in from the left edge. Keep swiping to switch between all of your recently used apps.
    • Open another app at the same time. Slide in from the left edge without lifting your finger and drag the app until a divider appears. Then move the app where you want it, and slide the divider to adjust the app size.
    • See a list of recently used apps. Slide in from the left edge without lifting your finger, and then push the app back toward the left edge.
    • Show commands for the current apps, like New and Refresh. Swipe in from the top or bottom edge.
    • Close an app. Slide down from the top edge without lifting your finger, and then drag the app to the bottom of the screen.

    That's it,

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    Great tutorial Shawn! Very clearly explained.

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