How to disable gesture control on a Windows 10 PC


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    Windows 10
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    How to disable gesture control on a Windows 10 PC


    I have recently updated my PC with Windows 10 and I am currently encountering some issues with unwanted gestures detection by the OS. It seems like, if I move my mouse down slowly, Windows makes a toolbar appear at the center of the screen, displaying every window I currently have open.

    I have uploaded a picture of the toolbar on the link below. Is there any way to disable that event in the settings? My Windows Version number is 1903.

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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
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    That's what happens if you press WinKey+Tab. The gestures in Settings, Devices, Mouse & Settings, Devices, Touchpad do not incude that.

    Perhaps you are accidentally touching a mouse button or a side button. Check your mouse settings [Control panel, Mouse and probably also accessible through Settings] for anything that carries out special actions.

    I do also wonder if you mean touchpad rather than mouse. Check if your computer-touchpad maker has a utility installed that has "hotspots" that carry out certain actions if you touch particular areas of the touchpad such as its extreme edge or a corner.

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    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
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    You could also have a stuck key on your keyboard. Blow keys out with a can of compressed air.
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    If there's a stuck key, clean the keys ... on the inside.

    Compressed air will clean the keys on the outside (tidy, yes ... but useless for this purpose).
    But it may blow dust into the switch components, making the problem worse.
    No compressed air, please.
    spunk said:
    You could also have a stuck key on your keyboard. Blow keys out with a can of compressed air.
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    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
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    Or just get a new USB keyboard
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    margrave55 said:
    If there's a stuck key, clean the keys ... on the inside.
    Compressed air will clean the keys on the outside (tidy, yes ... but useless for this purpose).
    But it may blow dust into the switch components, making the problem worse.
    I recently had a key that clearly got something 'in' it. I lifted the corner of the key with a thin screwdriver and vacuumed TF out of it for a few seconds.

    Fixed it.
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