Microsoft has had a great idea for making the next version of Windows better for power users: copy more trackpad gestures from OS X … 

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The Verge pointed us to a Windows 10 keynote demo at TechEd Europe, where Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore introduced the innovative new idea.

With Windows 10 we’re adding support for power users in a touch pad, where multiple finger gestures — which all of you power users learn — can make you really efficient.

Among the gestures demonstrated were exposing the desktop, which Microsoft does with three fingers down, in place of OS X’s thumb and finger spread; swiping between full-screen apps (three fingers instead of the default four in OS X); and Mission Control– sorry, Task Viewer (again, three fingers instead of the default four).

Microsoft first added trackpad gestures in Windows 8, among them two-finger scrolling.

If you want to test out these innovations for yourself, Parallels recently provided an installation guide for Windows 10.

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