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Microsoft Edge to Soon Receive Mouse Gestures

Microsoft Edge 112 will introduce mouse gestures on the web browser for the first time as Microsoft flips on a previous decision.


seemingly wants to bring mouse gestures to its web browser after all. In an update for policies documentation, the company says it will bring mouse gestures to the browsers starting with Edge 112.

While the feature is not even in preview yet, the documentation offers details on how it will work within the web browser.

Users on like mouse gestures because they make tasks easier. Some browsers allow gestures such as holding the mouse button to swipe and perform tasks such as refreshing the page or switching between tabs.

For power users, mouse gestures have plenty of value as a productivity feature. It makes interacting with a web browser more efficient. For some reason, Microsoft has always been dismissive of adding mouse gestures to Edge.

Coming Soon

The company said before it had no plans to add the ability. However, it now seems the company is changing its position

Microsoft describes the upcoming implementation in the documentation:

“This feature provides an easy way for users to complete tasks like scroll forward or backward, open new tab, refresh page, etc. They can finish a task by pressing and holding the mouse right button to draw certain patterns on a webpage, instead of clicking the buttons or using keyboard shortcuts.”

Mouse gestures have been a popular request amongst users on feedback forms. It now seems the company is listening to those users. It also shows the company's ongoing commitment to Microsoft Edge. Last week when announcing its new Bing Chat powered by ChatGPT technology will have a co-pilot integration in Edge.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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