How to disable swipe gestures on the side of Windows 10 touchscreen devices

For you device users with Touchscreen support, you must know that Windows 10 supports Edge Swipe Gesture support, where when you swipe on the right side of the screen, for example, it will immediately open the Actions Center.

But if you may be an active touchscreen user, and often accidentally activate the Swipe Gesture because the Palm Protections on your device are not steady, then you can do the following steps to disable the Swipe Gesture at the same time.

Basically, as usual there are two ways you can do it, first using the Group Policy Editor, and secondly using the Registry Editor, well here are among them.

Using the Group Policy Editor

Step 1. Please open Group Policy Editor / Edit Group Policy, just type gpedit.msc in the start menu.

Step 2. Please navigate to Computer Configureations> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> Edge UI.

Step 3. Next, please Edit in the “Allow edge swipe” and change it from “Not Configured” to “Disabled”.

Please click OK, and restart your device.

Using Registry Editor

Step 1. Please open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Next, please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows

Step 3. In that directory, please create a new key, please name it EdgeUI.


Step 4. In the Key you just created, please re-create a DWORD (32-bit Value), and please give the name “AllowEdgeSwipe”.

Step 5. Please make sure the Value Data of “AllowEdgeSwipe” which has been created with the value “0”.

Step 6. Please restart the device.


Now with the two steps above, either using the Group Policy Editor, or using the Registry Editor, both will turn off / disable the Swipe Gesture function in Windows 10.

Then how do you activate it again? It’s simple, please set it back to the default position (if using the Group Policy Editor), and please delete the Registry Key that was created (if using the Registry Editor).

So please try, good luck and as usual, hopefully useful.


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