With the release of the latest Windows 11 Insider Dev Build Microsoft has brought 5 new touch gestures to the operating system.
The gesture includes:
Swipe to invoke and dismiss Start: Swipe with your finger from the middle of the taskbar to invoke the Start menu and swipe back down to dismiss it.
Swipe between Pinned/All apps and Recommended/More on Start: Within Start, swipe right to left from Pinned to get to All apps and left to right to get back to Pinned. The same gesture works for Recommended/More.
Swipe to invoke and dismiss Quick Settings: Swipe with your finger from the bottom right of the taskbar to invoke Quick Settings and swipe back down to dismiss it.
Swipe to invoke and dismiss Notification Center: Microsoft has updated the animation when swiping to invoke and dismiss Notification Center from the right edge of your screen so that it’s more responsive and follows your finger.
Full screen gripper: In full screen touch-oriented apps and games (e.g., Solitaire), Microsoft has added a gripper that appears if you swipe from the edges of the screen. This feature is designed to keep you in your app if you accidentally swipe near the edges. If you need to access edge content, simply swipe again on the gripper.
These gestures are reversed in Right to Left languages. Any swipe from the right becomes a swipe from the left and vice versa.
The new gestures are available in Windows 11 Insider Build 22557 which is currently available to Insiders in the Dev ring.
Microsoft notes that features being tested in the Dev ring may or may not eventually be released to Stable users, meaning feedback by Insiders is extremely important.