As we all know, Windows 8 is designed to work with both mouse and touch. Users who have installed Windows 8 on a tablet or PC with a touch screen (see how to disable or enable touch screen) will be able to experience the new touch gestures included in Windows 8.
Below are the seven common touch gestures available in Windows 8:
1. Swipe from the right or left edge of the screen to open the charms with system commands. To perform the same action with the mouse, just place the mouse pointer in the lower right corner of the screen.
2. Press and hold to learn to detailed information or open a menu with more options. Mouse users can place the cursor over an item to see more options.
3. Tapping something cases an action. You can launch an app, open a folder, and open a link just with a tap. This action is equivalent to the mouse left-click.
4. Slide to drag through pages and lists. Mouse users can click, hold, and drag to pan or scroll.
5. Pinch or stretch to zoom a picture, web page, or document. Mouse users can perform the same action by holding the Ctrl key and then moving the mouse wheel.
6. Rotate two or more fingers to turn an object by 90 degrees. You can use this gesture to turn off the whole screen by 90 degrees.
7. Swipe from the bottom or top edge of the screen to view app commands. Mouse users can right-click on the screen to see apps commands.