a tail trails behind your finger as you scroll on a touchscreen

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Go here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page and quickly scroll using your finger on the touchscreen, notice a 'tail' trails behind your finger. This doesn't happen in the old EdgeHTML Edge, but it does in the new Chromium based Edge. Please fix! I filed a bug about this a couple of years ago https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=696357

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Hi @Bdsrev, this is actually a Windows feature that you can enable or disable in the Windows Settings.  Just open Windows Settings -> Ease of Access -> Mouse Pointer.  You can then enable Change touch feedback to the disabled state, and the trailing marker will go away.  I am looking to see if there is a way to disable it per application, but so far I haven't discovered one.  Thanks - Elliot


@Elliot KirkElliot thank you! But why isn't it present in the 'old' Edge? I think this is something the Edge team needs to look into because that 'tail' the follows the finger is really distracting on my Surface Pro, it should be off by default in Edge. Please make this happen!

@Elliot Kirk thanks you very much. It is solved my concern