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Two finger scrolling doesn't always work

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Two finger scrolling doesn't always work

    I recently got a new laptop with Windows 8 and upgraded to Windows 8.1.

    I absolutely love the two finger scroll feature. It's very convenient in web browsers and the start menu. However, it doesn't always work, and I can't find a trend for when it works. It simply works sometimes and not others.

    Where can I configure the settings so that I always have two finger scroll?

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit

    Thru playing around I found that 2 finger scroll won't work if one finger starts off of the edge of the pad. Make sure that both fingers plant on the pad itself when starting a scroll. I operate my pad with my left hand and I had a lot of trouble accidentally hitting the left edge when I first got win 8. I long ago disabled whatever the left edge swipe was. The same might be true for the right edge for right-handers.

    Currently 2 finger scroll is reliable for me. I guess it could also be a driver issue with your particular pad.
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  3. #3

    Is it Synaptics or Elantech touchpad? if it's Elantech you could try a different driver and see whether it fixes the problem. If you have Synaptics, try disabling the feature, reboot and enable it.
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  4. #4

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Question, is it a Toshiba laptop?

    Second, I'd recommend switching out to normal edge scrolling, where you have the left and bottom edges of the touchpad used for scrolling.
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