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Update Synaptics driver: multitouch!

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    Update Synaptics driver: multitouch!

    I have a very old laptop we are running W8RP on (Dell Inspiron 1520).. I updated the synaptics driver, and now I have multi-touch! Plus, now I can swipe in from left/right and we get last program/charms.. I'm still trying to figure out pinch-to-zoom, but this is great.. It's not a touchscreen, but certainly breathes new life into it..

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    Yes, enjoy the Scrybe which is a nice addition, you can go in to it's properties and customize for your needs, I prefer an older driver for my Acer laptop
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    The Synaptics driver from Synaptics breaks the custom touch media keys on my Acer Aspire 5920. The only way they will work is with the Acer supplied drivers.
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    Windows 8 / Win 7 Dual Boot

    Yes, this is a welcome addition to my laptop as well! I had to disable the lenovo driver auto-update, as it kept reinstalling itself. But now it seems to be going smooth!
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    Windoes 7, Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    I have an inspiron 1546 and the synaptics driver did not work. There were no multi touch options. I ended up installing Alps drivers and now I can use some basic touch features(EdgeAction).
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