Mouse gestures are now available for testing in Microsoft Edge.


Microsoft Edge logo below the Apple Magic Mouse

Earlier this year, Microsoft confirmed that it plans to add support for mouse gestures to the Edge web browser, which will allow users to perform quick actions and access various features faster. . Later, a screenshot revealed that Edge will let you customize more than 14 different gestures. Good news if you’ve been waiting for this feature: Mouse gestures are now available for testing in preview versions of Microsoft Edge.

A screenshot showing the Edge Mouse gesture settings.

Microsoft hasn’t announced mouse gestures yet, and enabling them requires adding a command to a browser shortcut. However, this feature is available for everyone to try, unlike other changes that Microsoft often rolls out in waves (controlled feature rollouts). Note that mouse gestures are available in Microsoft Edge 114 (and later), which is coming to the stable channel this week. For now, mouse gestures are only available in Edge Beta, Dev, and Canary. Here’s how to enable them (via Desk Modder).

Enable mouse gestures in Microsoft Edge.

  1. Go to edge://settings/help and make sure you have Edge 114 or newer.
  2. Right-click on your Microsoft Edge shortcut and select Properties. You can also right-click Microsoft Edge on the taskbar, then right-click Microsoft Edge in the jump list, and then press Properties.
  3. Click on target In the field Properties Place a space after window and path, then paste the following command: –enable-features=msEdgeMouseGestureDefaultEnabled,msEdgeMouseGestureSupported
  4. Click Okay fine To save the changes.
  5. Launch Microsoft Edge using the modified shortcut.

You can now use mouse gestures to perform various actions by holding the right-click button and moving the mouse. Microsoft Edge will highlight your mouse track and indicate which action the gesture will trigger.

A GIF showing mouse gestures in action in Microsoft Edge.

You can customize gestures by navigating. edge://settings/mouseGesture or Menu > Settings > Appearance > Mouse gesture. Unfortunately, the feature doesn’t support custom shortcuts, so there’s room for improvement. Still, it’s great to see Microsoft implement a much-requested feature, especially after months of denying it.


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