Three finger swipe on touchpad - I want it to go back and forth for webpages and explorer

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  1. Px455

    Px455 New Member

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    I have a SP3 with a SP4 type cover and stylus.

    On my MacBook Pro's with their current generation touchpads, I can swipe three fingers left and right and program what I want it to do. Specifically, I have it set to go back and forth, which is useful when browsing the internet. To my understanding, Microsoft at one point had this feature on 7 and 8, but it did not carry over to 10.

    All I can select now is a three finger swipe changes applications. This is so stupid given they moved from common to obscure.

    So, what is the best way to achieve a three finger swipe going forward and backwards with Win 10 on a SP3? Some talk about 8.1 drivers, others with third party apps.
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    TouchMe Gesture Studio did this with Windows 8. Not compatible with Windows 10.
     
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    I'm 90% sure that Autohotkey can be made to do this. (I just remapped the three finger tap over the weekend).
    I will run a little test tomorrow and post a script.
     
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    Hi - sorry but my quick test on three finger swipe using Autohotkey, won't fly - that gesture is obviously very deeply baked in (which may be why sharp's mentioned TouchMe no longer works).

    You can make the three finger tap do browser (and explorer) back though, if that's any consolation - it's probably more useful than the default of Action Center.

    The remapping for Autohotkey for that is
    +#^F22:: Send {Browser_Back}
    If you've not used Autohotkey before, see the crash course in a prior post over here
     
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    Hi @agt499 is there any chance you could advise a way of going forward as well?
    Three finger for tap works beautifully - forward would be awesome!
     
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    Hi - glad that's working nicely for you!
    The best plan I can come up with to do forward as well is to use the ALT key with a triple-tap.
    The script below does seem to work, but it means you need 1 finger on ALT and then three to tap the touchpad. I'm no pianist, so that's pretty hard for me!
    I find it easier just to use ALT + Leftarrow for back and ALT + Rightarrow for forward, but I know everyone's got their own preference.

    If you make this change to your script, you should just be able to save tehn relod it from the system tray icon for AHK.
    !+#^F22:: Send {Browser_Forward}
    return
    +#^F22:: Send {Browser_Back}
    return
     
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    TouchMe is supported in Win 10 :)

    But it never supported touch pass, only touchscreens.

    Source: I wrote it =]
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    A fine piece of software, @ybahman . Thanks for clarifying that TouchMe is for screen gestures only, and indeed does work in Windows 10.
     
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    I know this thread is a year old, but I still wanted to thank you! You just saved me with this little AHK script. The missing apple-like-three-finger-back-and-forward-swipe was driving me crazy on my brand new SurfaceBook.

    Life looks much brighter now (-;

    Thanks!
     
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    Wow! I try this on my SP4 too. The back command with two fingers are so useful I think should be default at any OS


    Enviado do meu iPhone usando Tapatalk
     
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    The last couple of releases of Windows Insider have included customizable gestures. So browser back/forward have finally returned. For those less adventurous you'll need to wait a while until the next rev of Windows is released.
     

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