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Disable touchpad edge gestures for all users

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Disable touchpad edge gestures for all users


    I'm trying to figure out how to disable the edge gestures, touchpad only, for all users on Windows 8.1. Here's the scenario:

    The laptops are touchscreen
    You use the touchpad to move the cursor around and the Edge gesture is triggered (charms, recent apps etc)
    There are hundreds Windows 8.1 laptops that will be put into production soon
    The master image has already been created and installed on all of the laptops by the manufacturer
    Each laptop will be used by several different users for testing, so disabling the gestures per computer per user/profile would be quite a headache

    Model: Lenovo E431
    Mouse: ThinkPad UltraNav pointing device
    Driver: Synaptics

    I haven't found a way to do it via group policy or the registry for all users. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Last edited by Windows H8; 25 Feb 2014 at 18:55.

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Lenovo UltraNav touchpad

    • Click the UltraNav tab in the Mouse Control Panel.
    • Under the TouchPad section, click the Settings button.
    • Expand the Application Gestures section and click on Edge Swipes.
    • Uncheck 'Enable Edge Swipes'.

    Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 25 Feb 2014 at 18:41. Reason: updated tutorial link for the same here with more info
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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Thanks for the quick reply ectech but that seems to be a per user setting and I would have to touch each computer every time a new user logs in for the first time. I'm hoping to find a way to disable it for all users.
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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise
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Disable touchpad edge gestures for all users
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