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Gesture Filter (Industry 8)

7/8/2014

Learn how to configure Gesture Filter on your Windows Embedded 8 Industry (Industry 8) device.

You can use Gesture Filter to disable the new edge gestures available in Industry 8. Gesture Filter enables you to block each of the edge gestures (left, right, bottom, top, and each corner) individually.

If Gesture Filter is enabled during Windows Embedded 8 Industry (Industry 8) Setup, the gestures in the following table are disabled by default.

Edge

Description

Left

Left edge input and app switcher gesture

Right

Right edge input and charm bar gesture

Top

Top edge input and top application bar gesture

Bottom

Bottom edge input and bottom application bar gesture

Top-left

Top-left edge input gesture

Top-right

Top-right edge input gesture

Bottom-left

Bottom-left edge input gesture

Bottom-right

Bottom-right edge input gesture

You can enable Gesture Filter on Industry 8 by changing the registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\EdgeUI\DisabledEdges. The default value of this key if Gesture Filter is not enabled during Industry 8 Setup is 0 (zero). To enable Gesture Filter, change the value of this key to indicate which edge gestures you want to disable.

If you enable or change Gesture Filter on a runtime image, you must restart the device for the changes to take effect.

You can disable the edge gestures by changing the value of the DisabledEdges setting for Gesture Filter.

The following table shows the possible integer values. You can bitwise or multiple values together to disable multiple edges.

Edge

Value

Description

Left

1

Disables left edge input and app switcher gesture.

Right

2

Disables right edge input and charm bar gesture.

Top

4

Disables top edge input and top application bar gesture.

Bottom

8

Disables bottom edge input and bottom application bar gesture.

Top-left

16

Disables top-left edge input gesture.

Top-right

32

Disables top-right edge input gesture.

Bottom-left

64

Disables bottom-left edge input gesture.

Bottom-right

128

Disables bottom-right edge input gesture.

Audit Mode Configuration

The configuration for Gesture Filter is saved to the Unattend configuration file %windir%\Panther\Unattend\Unattend.xml. If you want to change the default behavior of Gesture Filter, you can enable audit mode, then modify the DisableEdges setting in this Unattend configuration file before starting in OOBE.

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