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Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Routeplanner View Post
    NO...How exactly do I do that? Can it be done under registry editor or do I have to locate the .reg under system 32?
    If you can give me instructions on how to...that would be great. Thanks
    You would download the .reg file from my post above to say your desktop.

    Double click on the downloaded .reg file to merge it. You could also right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

    If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    Restart the PC to apply.
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Dec 2013 at 23:53. Reason: added quote

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  2. #21


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    Sorry Brink still not working
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  3. #22


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    Ok. Try uninstalling your old Synaptic drivers, and restarting the PC.

    Afterwards, see if you may be able to successfully install the new Synaptic drivers.
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  4. #23


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    I have already done that like 20x still no luck on installing the driver
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    I'm afraid that I don't know what else to suggest other than to contact Toshiba and/or Synaptic to see if they may be able to help with the driver issue not wanting to install.
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    Thank you very much for all your help...I will contact them for solution.
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    Please let us know what they end up saying.
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  8. #27


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    hi i had the same problem with my toshiba satellite after digging around on the toshiba web site i manged to disable edge swipes by
    opening control panel
    click on hardware and sound
    on the devices and printers tab click on mouse
    mine brought up a box saying control panel extension is incompatable with driver version click on ok
    this brought up a box saying mouse properties click on device settings top right hand corner of box
    click on settings found just below blue line saying synaptics touchpad
    this brings up a box with properties for synaptics touchpad uncheck box saying enable edge swipes click apply.
    hope this helps it solved my problem
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    Hello Aidant, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Thank you for posting your findings.

    It sounds almost like the same method in OPTION ONE, but you went the Control Panel (category view) instead of (icons view) route.
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  10. #29


    I'm using asus x200ca. after I upgraded to 8.1 my touchpad lost its functionality. I can scroll with 2 fingers or swipe between apps on the touchpad. I can still do these things on the touchscreen.

    I've read this thread to solve it but there is no touchpad icon on the right or any device settings tab.

    What should I do?
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