Microsoft Is Bringing OS X-Style Trackpad Gestures To Windows 10

One big issue in switching from OS X to Windows is the lack of coherent and consistent trackpad gestures in Windows. But Microsoft seems to be putting an end to that, by borrowing the best multi-finger swiping tricks from Apple.

Speaking at TechEd Europe, reports The Verge, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore explained:

“In the past touch pads on Windows have really been done very differently because OEMs do them. With Windows 10 we’re adding support for power users in a touch pad, where multiple finger gestures — which all of you power users learn — can make you really efficient.”

So, what can you expect to be able to do? The feature outlined by Belfiore include: a three-finger swipe down to minimise all active Windows; a three-finger swipe up to bring them back; another three-finger swipe up to open Windows’ new Task View feature (a bit like Apple’s Mission Control); and three finger swipes left and right to switch between apps.

If that all sounds familiar to Mac users its because… well, it’s exactly the same as in OS X, to be honest. Someone call the lawyers. [The Verge]

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