Microsoft to Add Mac Trackpad Gestures to Windows 10 [Video]

Microsoft to Add Mac Trackpad Gestures to Windows 10 [Video]

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Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be getting expanded trackpad gestures during a keynote speech at TechEd Europe today.

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore demonstrated new features that will be available to Windows 10 testers in the near future.

"In the past touchpads on Windows have really been done very differently because OEMs do them", says Belfiore. "With Windows 10 we're adding support for power users in a touchpad, where multiple finger gestures, which all of you power users learn, can make you really efficient."

Similar to Mac, a three finger swipe down will minimize all active Windows. A three finger swipe up will bring back the windows. A three finger swipe up with your windows visible will bring up the task viewer, similar to Mission Control (Expose). A three finger swipe left and right will switch between applications.

Notably Belfiore also demonstrated a Windows 10 build with the ability to snap windows side-by-side on multiple monitors. To use the feature, hover an app in the center of the monitor split then move it slowly left and right to see the snap guides.

Take a look at the video below for more details...

[via Verge]

SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - October 31, 2014 at 4:10am
This guy should come out of the closet too. At least Tim Cook had to spell it out for everyone.
Eli Rivers - October 29, 2014 at 2:17am
I officialy hate Windows!
it's just you - October 28, 2014 at 9:52pm
This is another perfect reason I quit windows. Giving up on style and layout, then this crap. No one lives without Apple, now Microsoft came to their senses after bragging how better they thought the surface was. Another Mac wannabe.
{Anthony} - October 28, 2014 at 8:37pm
So does this mean that both Samsung and now MS are now Apple Sheep? You know what guys, instead of saying that Samsung copies and MS copies and Google copies and Huwai copies and Samsung copies and ..... Let's just bask in the Glory of being the Fuk'n Apple of these M'Frs eyes. That is all. #AppleNation (We don't need to bicker, we let the products do the talking)
Jsjs - October 28, 2014 at 8:17pm
What happened to windows 9? I guess they even copied the number from Apple.
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