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Synaptics Touchpad Settings


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#1
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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jpijper

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#2
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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brummyfan

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

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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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Brink

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#6
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.

Touchpad.jpg

Hope his helps, :)
Shawn
 

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