Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Microsoft aims to fix trackpad behavior in Windows 8.1

  1. #1

    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10

    Microsoft aims to fix trackpad behavior in Windows 8.1

    Windows 8 users who've struggled with trackpad issues may find some relief in the finished version of Windows 8.1.

    Current trackpad drivers designed for Windows 8 can't necessarily take advantage of all the features and gestures available in the operating system. To rectify that problem, Microsoft, Intel, Synaptics, and Elan are teaming up to directly enable pointer, multi-touch, and gesture support in Windows 8.1, according to The Verge.
    Read more at: Microsoft aims to fix trackpad behavior in Windows 8.1 | Microsoft - CNET News

    See also: How to Enable or Disable Touchpad Edge Swipes in Windows 8

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Good relief, this was one of my biggest gripes with Windows 8 the trackpad was just not a responsive and smooth as it was in Windows 7.

    With the release of Windows 8.1 the drivers have matured a bit and the trackpad feels a bit smoother than early drivers for Windows 8 even though the trackpad drivers I'm using on Windows 8.1 are Windows 8 drivers and not natively designed to take advantage of Windows 8.1's new touchpad features.

    Hopefully Microsoft can get 3rd party hardware driver developers to have new trackpad drivers designed natively to take advantage of Windows 8.1 new touchpad features ready before the retail launch of Windows 8.1 update.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Microsoft aims to fix trackpad behavior in Windows 8.1
Related Threads
How to Change Behavior of User Account Control (UAC) Prompt for Administrators in Windows User Account Control (UAC) helps prevent potentially harmful programs from making changes to your computer by notifying you before changes are made to your PC that require administrator-level (elevated)...
I have my installation of Windows 8.1 desktop taskbar set to never combine, use small icons and locked. With XP I could pin a program to the taskbar, click it once and the program would open. Click the program icon a second time and a new instance of the program would open. With Win 8.1 if you...
Using specific trackpad swipes. in Drivers & Hardware
Hi, so I wanted to disable the swipe from the top edge to open app controls or whatever. I could only find threads and such for turning them all off. I know how to turn off swipe gestures completely but there doesn't seem to be a way to pick and choose which swipes I want. I like the left and right...
When using DPI scaling in Windows 8.1, I've noticed that different programs are scaled in different ways: Scaling fully supported: This results in the best experience by far, but it seems only a handful of Windows components (e.g. Windows Explorer and Control Panel) as well as Office 2013 have...
so i use dual displays, one is 1920x1080, the other 2560x1440 (which is my primary display), and they are configured as extended. for whatever reason dvds won't play in wmc if i open/launch wmc in my 2560x1440 display, but they play perfectly well if i open/launch wmc i my 1920x1080...
Weird PPPOE behavior in Windows 8 in Network & Sharing
I have been experiencing some weird problems with my PPPOE connection ever since I upgraded to Windows 8. 1. Windows will never autodial the connection. Regardless of settings. When I thick the checkbox in "Connect Automatically", and click connect, next time the dialog pops, it will be...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook