Windows 7 Touch Gestures
Another important consideration when learning how to use Windows 7 touch screen features is whether your computer is a touchscreen that can recognize at least two touch points. To find out, click the Start button and right-click Computer. Look for Pen and Touch under System to confirm that you have at least two touch points.
Once you know that your computer is able to use Windows 7 touch screen features, you can begin to learn how to use the gestures.
Flicks are precisely what they sound like. You can flick the screen up, down, right or left if you want to scroll. You can customize how flicks work on your computer or even practice using flicks. Go to the Start menu and type pen into the Instant Search field. Select Pen and Touch and go to the Flicks tab. Change options as desired or click Practice Using Flicks.
Press and Hold
Press and Hold is the touch screen equivalent to right-clicking. To use Press and Hold, press the item for which you want to open a contextual menu. Hold your finger there until you see a circle around the item you are pressing. When you remove your finger, the right-click menu will appear.
Press and Tap
Press and tap has the same effect as Press and Hold. Press the item for which you want to open the shortcut menu and then tap it quickly with another finger.
Panning is the gesture of dragging your finger and works much like dragging with your mouse. Touch the screen where you want to move a window or scroll on a page and drag it across the screen.
Use two fingers to zoom. To zoom in, place your fingers apart on a window and drag them together in a pinching motion. To zoom out, place your fingers closer together on a window and drag them apart.
Rotating is similar to zooming. Place two fingers on an item, such as a picture, and turn drag them in a circular motion to rotate the object.