Latitude 5175/5179 User’s Guide

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Gestures

GesturesFunctions
Touch

Tap gently on the display with your fingertip.

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  • Select items on the screen including options, entries, images, and icons.
  • Start applications.
  • Touch buttons on the screen.
  • Input text using the on-screen keyboard.
Touch and hold

Touch and hold your finger on the display.

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  • Display detailed information about an item.
  • Open the context menu of an item to perform further actions.
Drag
  1. Touch and hold your finger on an item on the screen.
  2. Keeping your finger in contact with the display, move your fingertip to the desired location.
  3. Take your finger off the display to drop the item in the desired location.
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Move items such as images and icons on the screen.
Swipe or slide

Move your finger in a vertical or horizontal direction on the display.

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  • Scroll through the Start screen, web pages, lists, entries, photos, contacts, and so on.
  • Close an application (Swipe the application to the bottom of the display).
Zoom in

Touch the display with two fingers and then move the fingers apart.

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Enlarge the view of an image or web page.
Zoom out

Touch the display with two fingers and then move the fingers closer.

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Reduce the view of an image or web page.
Rotate

Touch the display with two or more fingers and then move the fingers in a clockwise or counter-clockwise arc.

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Rotate an object by 90 degrees.

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