Gesture Filter (Industry 8.1)
Learn how to enable and disable Gesture Filter for your Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry (Industry 8.1) device.
You can use Gesture Filter to disable the edge and corner gestures available in Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry (Industry 8.1). Gesture Filter enables you to block edge gestures (left, right, top extended swipe, and each corner) individually.
Edge gestures and Windows Store apps
The top edge gesture and the bottom edge gesture bring up the app bar, which is specific for each Windows Store app. You cannot block these gestures. You can, however, block the extended top swipe gesture which closes a Windows Store app.
Some Windows Store apps use charms to change settings for the app. Blocking the right edge gesture prevents a user from using the touch screen to access the charms. Blocking the right edge gesture does not prevent users from using the keyboard shortcut to bring up charms.
Turn Gesture Filter on or off
By default, Gesture Filter is not turned on. You can turn Gesture Filter on or off for your Industry 8.1 device by using the following steps:
In order to turn Gesture Filter on or off, the ISKU-Embedded-Features package must be enabled. See Add lockdown and branding features to your image by using Windows SIM for more information.
To turn Gesture Filter on or off by using Control Panel
In Control Panel, click Programs and Features.
In the Programs and Features window, click Turn Windows features on or off.
In the Windows Features window, expand the Embedded Features node, and check or clear the checkbox for Gesture Filter.
To turn Gesture Filter on or off by using DISM
Open a command prompt with administrator rights.
At the command prompt, type the following command to turn on Gesture Filter:
Dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:ISKU-GestureFilter
Type the following command to turn off Gesture Filter:
Dism /online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:ISKU-GestureFilter
After you turn on Gesture Filter, you must then enable Gesture Filter.
Turning on Gesture Filter does not require a device restart.
Enable or disable Gesture Filter
By default, Gesture Filter is not enabled. You can enable or disable Gesture Filter by setting the IsGestureFilterEnabled property in Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class GF_Config. If you enable or disable Gesture Filter, the changes do not affect any sessions that are currently signed in; you must sign out and sign back in.
Gesture Filter does not filter gestures on accounts with administrator rights.
Configure Gesture Filter
To configure Gesture Filter, you must use the Gesture Filter WMI provider. You can use the Gesture Filter WMI provider directly in a Windows PowerShell script or by using the WMI providers in a custom application.
Configuration changes do not affect any sessions that are currently signed in; you must sign out and sign back in.
For more information about how to configure Gesture Filter, see GF_Config.