Microsoft introduces Gesture Control with Hands Free Mode in Windows 8.1

Microsoft is introducing gesture controls in Windows 8.1 with its Hands Free Mode. If you are cooking in the kitchen, after following the instructions from the app and your hands are not clean,then you wont need to touch the computer screen to flip the page. You need to only wave your hand in from=nt you your webcam. This is the new Hands-Free Mode in Windows 8.1.

The app itself is beautifully designed with lots of features and recipes explained and illustrated with nice pictures. But the exciting feature in this app is this Hands-Free mode. Just open the new Food & Drink App included in Windows 8.1 and test it out for yourself.


Open the recipe page and tap on the ‘Hands-Free Mode ‘ shown at the bottom of the page. So before getting your hands dirty, keep this ready in Hands-Free Mode!


Wave the hand in front of the camera to flip to next page…! Wave the hand left to move to next page and wave to right to flip to the previous page.


It shows the next page.


I haven’t yet tried this on a tablet. But if  you have a tablet, give it a try and let us know how it works.

I hope Microsoft adds more of such hands–free experiences in the operating system and its Metro apps.

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Vasudev G. is a Technology Enthusiast. He is a Windows Insider MVP and is committed to Microsoft technologies and products.