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Side scrolling doesn't work in some applications after installation of Windows 8

After I updated from Windows 8 to 8.1 on my Acer E1-522 laptop yesterday I realised that my side scrolling had stopped in most apps but still works occasionally (some files I'll open in LibreOffice ...
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Synaptics Lenovo Driver doesn't retain settings on restart of Windows 10

Would appreciate any solutions for this problem. The reverse scrolling direction setting is not retained on Windows 10 for my Lenovo laptop on restart. the hardware device is Synaptics ClickPad V8.1 ...
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How to navigate web with 3-finger fllick in Windows 10

I have a Synaptics trackpad that supported 3-finger flick for going backward or forward on the web. But now in Windows 10, 3-finger flicks do some sort navigation between applications or folders or ...
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Windows 10 3 finger touchpad swipe gestures don't work after wakeup

After upgrading to Windows 10, after waking the computer from sleep, 3 finger swipe gestures (to minimize all windows or to go to task view), stop working. 3 finger click still brings up Cortana. I'm ...
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How to blacklist a specific update on Windows 10?

I have discovered that my Windows 10 Pro installation automatically downloads and installs Synaptics touchpad driver. All well I suppose, with automatic updating and stuff, except that the driver is ...
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Synaptics Touchpad scroll no longer works after Windows 10 upgrade

So I just updated to the Windows 10 OS and now the scroll function on my touchpad does not work (cursor works fine otherwise). I have an HP Pavilion with a Synaptics touchpad, and even though a ...
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Windows 10 Synaptics no Control Panel and Middle Click

Today i upgraded from Win7 to Win10. First problem i noticed was that the three finger middle click was not working. So i tried to go to the Synaptics Control Panel to fix it. But i coulnd't find it. ...
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Touchpad settings on my HP automatically resets to default after I restart on Windows 10?

Every time I switch on my laptop the touchpad settings automatically reset to default.The scrolling box is automatically turned off every time.
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problems using both mouse buttons in my touchpad using Windows 10

I have an a dell 3537 laptop and my problem is related to my touchpad driver (I think). Usually when I click on both mouse buttons it performs like clicking on the middle mouse button on regular ...
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Synaptics touchpad disable tap and doubletap on Windows 10 through Registry?

Upgraded Windows-7 to Windows-10, previous windows had ALPS driver package but now WinUpdate push Synaptics driver (v19.0.13.0). Unfortunately it does not bring wizard panel to set ...
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How to set Synaptics locked-dragging Timeout under Windows?

I have Lenovo Ideapad Y510p with Synaptics Clickpad and running Windows 10. I like to have Locked-Dragging feature but Synaptics settings application only allow to either turn it On or Off. However, I ...
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I paralyzed my synaptics touchpad in Windows 10

I successfully upgraded yesterday from 8.1 and this morning I was looking at the new "desktop switcher." I was looking for an OSX style touchpad gesture to switch between them. I followed the ...
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Windows10 - synaptics forgets settings

i upgraded to windows 10 and updated synaptics drivers to 19.0.12.95 - so now drivers are compatible with windows 10, but it forgets settings in control panel. If i disable reverse two finger ...
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Windows 10 build 10240 Touchpad (Synaptics) does not work on initial startup

I installed Windows 10 build 10240 twice on my laptop (Sony Vaio SVS13A12FXS) Every time I boot up the computer, the touchpad does not work, HOWEVER when I plug in a wireless/wired mouse in, it ...
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Synaptic touchpad scroll direction not consistently reversed in Windows 10

I bought a new laptop with Windows 10 and am having issues with the Synpatic touch pad. By default, two-finger swiping on the touchpad scrolled like a Mac (i.e. the scroll bars move against the ...
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Double tap or single tap on mouse pad synaptics 19.0.12.95 on windows 10 not working

Double tap or single tap on mouse pad synaptics 19.0.12.95 on windows 10 not working. Will I have to wait for updated driver or is there a way to change settings? I previously had windows 7.
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Synaptics touchpad in HP Envy Sleekbook 4: adjust 3-finger click

Using this built-in touchpad in my HP Envy Ultrabook 4-1161er win Windows 8.1 Pro, the driver version is 16.5.3.3 (the last available). I had some problems with 2-finger click, but this registry tweak ...
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How to make the trackpoint behave like a wheel mouse for SketchUp

When using a wheel mouse with SketchUp, pressing the wheel allows to orbit the drawing. But when I use the trackpoint, pressing the middle button zooms in/out. How can I change the behavior to be ...
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Synaptics Touchpad: Can Edge Swipe Run Apps?

Some of you people will know about the Synaptics Touchpad as its a part of your laptop. There is a thing called "Edge swipe" that allows you to open a charms bar or switch between apps. I would like ...
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Install Synaptics Driver

I have installed the Synaptics Touchpad driver, version 18.1.3. I did this by clicking setup: The wizard appeared to install my driver okay: However, following a reboot, the driver appears to ...
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Internet Explorer and Synaptics TrackPad Three-Finger Swipe Issue

I am using Internet Explorer with a Synaptics trackpad. Note: My Synaptics drivers are up-to-date! I also have the trackpad set to maximum sensitivity on all relevant settings. I also have all ...
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How to reinstall <alt>-<tab> after loss of it in Debian Wheezy linux?

After installing of a package (octave) with synaptic on Debian Wheezy I can not switch the tasks behind one window --- how can I change it to the original? Moreover together with that install synaptic ...
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Is there a way to force Windows to use Precision Touchpad drivers rather than Synaptics?

I have a Dell XPS 15 (9530) that has a Synaptics clickpad. I've tried tinkering with many settings and different Dell/Synaptics drivers, but there's always some aspects that don't work well (two ...
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Disabling trackpad for Lenovo thinkpad W541

I'm trying to disable the trackpad for the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 running Windows 7 I got at work because I would rather use a USB mouse. There is no simple checkbox and I can't even access the Lenovo ...
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RAMdisk causes Synaptics touchpad to stop working

I have been having a problem lately with my Synaptics V1.7 touchpad. Everytime I start RAMdisk, my laptop's touchpad stops working. I have searched all over the internet, but can't find a single ...
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Prevent Windows 10 from installing/updating a specific driver?

It seems that the recent Synaptics driver update for Synaptics SMBus TouchPad on Windows 10 (build 100049) somehow doesn't see my middle-button. Uninstalling, and installing an older driver for ...
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Jumpy and erratic touchpad

A couple of weeks ago my laptop's (HP Envy TouchSmart 14-k110nr) touch pad started being a little jumpy. I thought it was probably because of dirt and wiped it with an alcohol-free cleaner, but it ...
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stop edge scrolling on synaptics touchpad

I have a new Lenovo laptop with windows 8.1 and synaptics clickpad v1.6. I can scroll with 2 fingers which is very smooth and awesome. But, while i'm scrolling up for example, my two fingers get ...
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no options in synaptics touchpad drivers settings windows 8

I have been using Synaptics touchpad two finger scroll and two finger tap and pinch, etc. functions. But after i re-installed windows 8, i can't see options to set the two finger scrolling. Please ...
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Why my touchpad does not work properly? [closed]

The touch-pad of my ASUS laptop does not work properly.The synaptic properties of touch-pad are disabled! The tab "device setting" does not appear on the mouse properties window. Please help me to fix ...
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Configuring two touchpads with `synclient`

I have two touchpads connected: the one built into my laptop and an Apple Magic Trackpad. I want to adjust some settings of the Magic Trackpad (MinSpeed, MaxSpeed, etc.) and the problem is that ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Windows 7 Driver Continually Installs HID-Compliant instead of Proprietary

My Problem My Acer e5-521-66sn Synaptics Touchpad in Windows 7 uses no gestures and installs as a generic Windows mouse and not Synaptics brand. I have recently undergone the extremely annoying ...
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Suddenly Oversensitive Multitouch Mousepad

I was using my laptop one day, when I suddenly noticed that the multitouch zoom feature was extremely sensitive! I literally cannot use it, because I can't control how far it will zoom in or out. ...
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Specify manually installed dependency with Synaptic install

Libevent2.0.5 is the latest version available in the repository but I want to use libevent2.0.21 instead as I'm troubleshooting an error with Transmission. I compiled libevent2.0.21-stable using ...
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How can I disable only Palmcheck?

I am looking for a way to disable Palmcheck specifically. I am running Windows 8.1 and my drivers are up to date, including ones that Windows' updating system doesn't include. I would just disable ...
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Three-finger long press on touchpad opens Run dialog

This is bizarre, but completely reproducable: on my Sony Vaio Fit 15, long pressing three fingers on my touchpad brings up the Windows "Run" dialog. I've looked through the Synaptics touch driver ...
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Synaptics Clickpad v8.1 middle click

By default the "two fingers click" acts as a Right Mouse Button click, and I want it to act as a Middle Mouse Button click. No way to set it up with default Synaptics software, hence I am pretty sure ...
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Synaptics touchpad settings won't apply/save

I just installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and I'm going through the usual driver issues. I had this problem on Windows 8 as well, and I can't remember what I did to fix it. When I attempt ...
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Thinkpad Synaptics Trackpoint: Scrolling suddenly freezes with difficulty to resume

From time to time vertical scrolling with the Trackpoint stops working. This doesn't cause any error and this is not permanent. Current bypass possibilities: Increase pressure on the stick until it ...
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ThinkPad T440p clickpad configuration

I am currently trying to get the clickpad of my ThinkPad T440p to work according to my expectations, but am facing some issues. I'd like to configure the clickpad so that the three top buttons are ...
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Windows/Synaptics trackpad snapping backwards after clicking quickly

tl;dr: Whenever I move the mouse a small distance and click, Windows/Synaptics will pretend I didn't move the mouse at all, reset the cursor position, but still process the click at the wrong ...
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Disable touchpad over mouse button areas

Is there a reg hack (or anything, except post-it notes) to disable the touchpad where the mouse buttons are? The pointer is moving around whenever I try to click on a mouse button. (Shouldn't too be ...
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Is this over sensitivity, driver, or hardware issue

I can't figure out what kind of problem this is. Here is the scenario: Suddenly, the Synoptics touchpad on a Lenovo Yoga 13 started to behave strangely. The most strange thing is when the ...
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Editing the Synaptics touchpad driver registry settings

Running the latest version of the Synaptics touchpad driver (17.0.19) I'm also running mDesktop, which gives virtual desktop functionality. At the moment I have it set up so that "Ctrl + Left_arrow" ...
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How to adjust left/right click regions in synaptics for clickpad

I have an Arch Linux running in a Dell Vostro 5470, and the left click works in the left side of the clickpad, but the right side does nothing. How can I enable the right click on the bottom-right ...
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Synaptics Driver will not install windows 8.1

I cannot install the Synaptics touchpad driver on my laptop. It is a Clevo we550eu, windows 8.1 pro. I am trying to install the latest driver version for clevo, v17.0.9.1 for windows 8.1. I have ...
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Synaptics touchpad driver crashes

My touchpad crashes when my PC is under high use. The click functions still work but the movement of the pointer does work and other functions of the touch pad itself are not working either. The ...
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Synaptics Clickpad not recognized

After a complete disk wipe on my Acer V5-573G I installed Windows 8.1 and the synaptics drivers for the touchpad, version 17.0.6.17 which I downloaded from the Acer Website. The driver install did ...
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Pressing any key stops mouse from working, Backspace acts as “home” (Windows 7, Acer Aspire 5560 MS2319)

The Acer Aspire 5560 MS2319 I'm working on has two seemingly related problems. Firstly, the backspace key deletes one letter then acts as a "home" key. Del also does this. Surrounding physical keys ...
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How do I enable “Momentum” (aka “Inertia”) on a notebook with an Elan touchpad?

I have a Lenovo notebook (Win 8) with a touchpad that's manufactured by Elan (aka Elantech). I've previously used a Synaptics touchpad on my old notebook and have gotten accustomed to its features ...