Disabling Edge Swipes and Other Features of Synaptics Touchpads

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Search the Settings Charm for Trackpad, and open the Settings option that comes up:

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This is what the window should look like:

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Uncheck the Enable Edge Swipes box and click Apply or OK to save the changes – Apply saves the changes and keeps the window open, OK saves the changes and closes the window, and Cancel closes the window without changing anything.  The side-swipes that pull up the Charms and Open Apps views will now not work.

Other settings are available here also, and more options are available inside of most of these functions.  These hidden settings are made accessible by clicking the function you want to change in more depth, then clicking the gears at the end of the line to open a new window with the settings:

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The other options for the Tapping function.

Most touchpads that are built into the computer are manufactured by Synaptics, Inc. …

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