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Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

  1. #30


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Fyre, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It sounds like you may need to reinstall your touchpad drivers first.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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  2. #31


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1

    I need some help with this..


    I'm not experienced using proper terminology, but I'll do my best. I have a new Gateway 64 bit running Win 8.1 with Synaptics touchpad. I followed your instructions, but could find no option to disable swipe in from right.....SO, I downloaded the reg file, installed, and rebooted. It didn't work, I think because I forgot to re-enable swipe in left and a couple others. I re-enabled, then caught a glimpse of the driver update link you supplied, so I downloaded and attempted to install the driver. The installer told me to re-boot. I did that. When my system came back up the annoying swipe in feature was gone (HURRAY!), BUT, now the new driver installer keeps failing. Also, my icon is gone and there is no touchpad available in device manager. I have a working to touchpad, but it sucks right now. THANKS!
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  3. #32


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Olyhouse, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Option Two should only be used if you have a "Windows Precision Touchpad". If the settings in Method One are not available on your PC, then you don't have one.

    You might see if uninstalling the driver, restart, and reinstall the driver may help.
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  4. #33


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1


    I ended up having to re-install the old Synaptic driver (16.3), then I tried to update using the one you supplied, but it failed - twice. I've even made the modification in the registry and that didn't work. I downloaded Winaero Charms Bar Killer and that killed the corners, but not the swipe in feature...which is the main problem. Do I have to dump Win 8.1 and go back to 7 just to solve the issue? I'm about there right now...I hate this feature so much. Thanks for all your help!
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  5. #34


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, the corners are a different setting than the edge swipes.

    The methods in Option Three will not work unless it's a precision touchpad. If you don't see the settings in method one of Option Two in PC settings, then you don't have one.

    What does it do when the newer driver fails to install? Any error messages?
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Jan 2014 at 22:37. Reason: updated
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  6. #35


    Posts : 1
    I don't know


    thank you thank you THANK YOU!!! That was driving me mental and I also joined this just to let you know that you have made me far less cranky on an absolute abortion of a day. Truly, fixing this was the highlight of my day. Week. I hope you win the lottery, find true love, get a sweet little puppy-dog or something equally awesome for helping people like me who are not so excellent at solving computer issues. I don't believe in religion or karma but I am trying to send good juju your way. Thankya!
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  7. #36


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    Brunks, thank you for the tutorial. I have Windows 8.1 Lenove and still learning the basics. I see I don't have ALPS or Synaptics derivers. Not many options provided under Mouse menu either. But thanks again. Kurt
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  8. #37


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    I've just ended up with Windows 8.1 on my new laptop and have mostly been able to change it to my liking but I cannot get rid of the pesky edge swipe gestures. I have a Synaptics touch pad that says V7.2 on the Properties window, updating to the latest generic drivers has done nothing in terms of adding options regarding edge swipe (a big letdown after I had to find out how to disable DSE to even install the generic drivers).

    Can anyone advise on any registry hacks that would disable left and right edge swipes? The .reg file posted earlier in this thread didn't help, but looking at that section of the registry I wonder if it might be possible to reduce the size of the zones to 0?

    Unfortunately I don't know what I'm doing here, can someone who does have these settings in their configuration program see what I might be able to modify to effectively cause the gestures not to register?

    EDIT: Thanks!
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  9. #38


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello SirPrimalform, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    OPTION FOUR with the .reg file is only for a Precision touchpad, and would not apply to you if you do not see the same in Method One.

    What is the brand and model of your laptop? We may be able to find out more info on the included touchpad to better help.
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  10. #39


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    I actually meant the registry file you posted part way through the thread to try and help someone else with V7.2 (and therefore no options regarding edge swipe).

    The brand is Schenker/XMG and the model is the A503, but in reality it's a Clevo. I'm not sure of the Clevo model number though.
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