By Ciprian Adrian Rusen

Part of Windows 10 At Work For Dummies Cheat Sheet

On tablets and 2-in-1 devices with touchscreens, you have fingertip control of Windows 10 using touch gestures. The following actions control your device with touch commands.

Action Purpose
Tap Tap once on an item to open, select, or activate it. This is
similar to left-clicking with a mouse.
Press and hold Press and hold your finger on an item for a second, and Windows
shows information to help you find out more about the item or opens
a menu specific to what you’re doing. This is similar to
right-clicking with a mouse.
Pinch or stretch Touch the screen or an item with two or more fingers and then
move the fingers toward each other (pinch) or away from each other
(stretch) to make Windows visually zoom in and out,
respectively.
Slide You can drag your finger on the screen to the left, right, top,
or bottom to scroll and move through a screen.
Drag To move an item, press and briefly drag it in the direction
opposite the way the page scrolls; then move the item wherever you
want. Release the item after you move it to the new location.
Swipe When you swipe an item with a short, quick movement in the
direction opposite the way the page scrolls, you select it, and
depending on the app, app commands may appear.
Swipe from the edge When you swipe your finger quickly, without lifting it, from
the right side of the screen to the left, the Notifications Center
opens. If you swipe your finger quickly, without lifting it, from
the left side of the screen to the right, a list with all the
desktops and apps that are open appear.
Rotate When you put two or more fingers on an item and then turn your
hand, you rotate the item in the direction you turn your hand.