Disabling Edge Swipes for Logitech K400r Keyboard on Windows 10

After trying multiple times over several years, I finally found a solution for the annoying trackpad gesture problem (when left swiping on the trackpad causes task view like “Windows key +Tab” to open). My particular setup on Win 10 uses both a wired keyboard (for normal use) and a K400r (for use with TV). I tried basically every solution proposed on the net including:

  1. CONFIGURING TOUCHPAD GESTURE SETTINGS ON THE K400 KEYBOARD (Logitech site)
  2. How to Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe in Windows 10 (tenforums and other help sites offer the same advice)

As well as the totally unhelpful pot of crap that is the Microsoft help site.

What worked for me, and hopefully can work for you, is totally counter-intuitive and is the opposite of what the manufacturer says to do (of course). I could not get the keyboard settings to appear in the Logitech SetPoint software as described on the Logitech page linked above, so I was desperate, and came up with this fix:

First, install the Logitech SetPoint Software and Unifying Software, which you can download here.

Second, add the K400r and any other hardware you need (I use a wireless mouse in conjunction with the keyboard) via the unifying software. Make any changes you feel necessary with the SetPoint software.

Third, disable Edge Swipe in Win 10 by using Group Policy setting or registry edit as described here.

Optional step: Install the Logitech Smooth Scrolling extension for Chrome.

Fourth, uninstall the Logitech SetPoint Software ONLY (leave the Unifying Software).

Lastly, restart your computer.

Hopefully, this works for you!

Note: If you have the same problem with a different trackpad on Windows 10 and nothing else is working, this page may help you even though it’s for Windows 8: Touchpad Edge Swipes – Enable or Disable in Windows 8

7 Replies to “Disabling Edge Swipes for Logitech K400r Keyboard on Windows 10”

  1. I wish this worked for me, but it didn’t. Does anyone know of a similar keyboard that doesn’t have this problem, mine is pretty old at this point.

  2. This will probably be the definitive answer everyone has been looking for. I found out that if you press fn + right mouse button, the gestures on the touchpad are disabled and the annoying task switcher no longer kicks in. Do note if you turn off the keyboard the setting will reset you will have to press the above key combination again.

    Hope this helps.

  3. Thank you both SO much! I’ve been searching for a solution for MONTHS! I love this keyboard, but the Edge Gestures were absolutely killing me! Justin, your solution works, but it doesn’t maintain the fact that I’d like my F-keys swapped (I accidentally hit them all the time and open options, pause music, switch screens, etc.). And then KolMaxx, where did you get that info?!?!? It works perfectly! I tried looking online and found NOTHING, is Fn + Right Click some sort of shortcut disable? Please tell me how you found this out! With your method I can keep all my SetPoint settings and not have to worry about the stupid Edge Gestures! THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH! I was just working on a solution of putting a thin strip of electrical tape on the side of the keyboard to not have it read at the very edge but you saved me from my janky fix.

    1. Hi Grateful,

      Honestly, I was just exasperated with the keyboard I started fiddling around with the Fn key in combination with the other buttons. I only noticed after a few tries that that combination actually worked.

      1. I spent a large portion of a day trying to find any other reference to this, but the entirety of the internet yields only one other: a comment on the Australia PC Part Picker site, located here: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/9BK7YJ/logitech-keyboard-920003070 | The commenter indicates that Fn + Right Click cancels the edge gestures, and Fn + Left Click turns off touch pad click (doesn’t work for me, but I have it turned off with the Logitech Program) and I read on another comment on the deptsh of the internet that it may be a sort of universal Logitech Shortcut. Not sure where he found that out, as I can’t find supporting documentation anywhere, but either way, I’m thrilled. This really is my favorite keyboard (for general use, anyway): it has Print Scr, Insert, separate click buttons, full sized arrow keys, and a generally “normal” layout. And it’s one of the cheapest ones! Since your post, I’ve purchased 2 more; I don’t see any keyboard ever besting this one, unless they made the exact same keyboard except with a backlight. Thanks again!

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