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Synaptics Touchpad Settings

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Synaptics Touchpad Settings


    Hello,

    I just got an Acer Windows 8 PC, and none of the touchpad gestures seem to be working. I have tried using several recommended third-party tools and all of them said that I didn't have the correct drivers, even after I installed all of them.

    I have gone to mouse --> Synaptics --> Settings, and the only options there are to enable/disable the buttons.

    Is there any way to enable multi-touch?

    Thanks,
    Sora

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  2. #2


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Did you go to the Acer site and download the latest drivers for the touchpad? I have an Acer that came with Windows 7, upgraded it to 8 and downloaded the touchpad drivers from the Acer site. I now have the touchpad gestures. And it really really makes a huge difference!
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  3. #3


    Hi, you may have Elantech or Athros pointing device in your PC, go to Device Manager and find out the version of your driver, let us know.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I have a synaptics touchpad. Downloading drivers from Acer right now. Will edit when finished.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I updated the drivers with installers from Acer's site (which required uninstalling of the "newer" drivers from synaptic's site), and nothing has changed.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Sora,

    You might see if using the 16.2.21 version of these drivers from Synaptics at the link below may work better for you.

    Drivers | Synaptics


    Here's what my settings look like for this.

    Click image for larger version

    Hope his helps,
    Shawn
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