- Aug 17, 2014
Microsoft has not announced mouse gestures yet, and enabling them requires adding a command to the browser's shortcut. However, the feature is available for everyone to try, unlike the other changes Microsoft frequently rolls out in waves (controlled feature rollout). Note that mouse gestures are available in Microsoft Edge 114 (and newer), which is coming to the Stable Channel this week. For now, mouse gestures are only available in Edge Beta, Dev, and Canary.
Enable mouse gestures in Microsoft Edge
- Go to edge://settings/help and ensure you have Edge 114 or newer.
- Right-click 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.
- Click the Target field in the Properties window and place one space after the path, then paste the following command: --enable-features=msEdgeMouseGestureDefaultEnabled,msEdgeMouseGestureSupported
- Click Ok to save the changes.
- Launch Microsoft Edge using the modified shortcut.
Microsoft is working on allowing Edge users to control the browser using various mouse gestures. Although the company has yet to announce the feature, it is already available for testing.