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apps switch via central screen arrow movement

  1. #1


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    windows 8

    apps switch via central screen arrow movement


    I have touchpad laptop.
    once 2 apps are established the apps(very) frequently switch by very slight touchpad arrow mpvement in central part of screen
    1-is this normal?(I find it infuriating)
    2-can be eliminated? (ie..restrict switch behavior to edge movements)
    thanks

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Stuart, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    This would be the Edge Swipes feature of your touchpad. The tutorial below can help show you how to disable it if it's a Synaptic touchpad. If it's not, then the settings should be similar in your touchpad settings.

    Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    hi shawn;thanks for advice; so far seems to do the trick
    actually I wouldnt have minded keeping the edge swipes if they really were edgey but in fact they activated all over the screen including the center;synaptics might want to work on this...lol
    thanks.stu
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Stu.

    Yeah, it's way to sensitive for my tastes as well.
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