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jete246
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Chiral scrolling Elan Smart Pad

I have just bought a Lenovo Flex 2-14.

 

Unfortunately, unlike my previous Thinkpad, this model has an Elan Smart Pad instead of a Synaptics touchpad.

And one feature I really use a lot is chiral scrolling, and the Elan drivers don't seem to support this. In fact, the Elan drivers are missing a lot of features I'm used to from Synaptics.

 

I tried installing the Thinkpad Ultra NAV driver as a workaround, but it doesn't include the chiral scrolling feature either.

The system won't accept Synaptic drivers. seeing as it's not a Synaptics device, but is there some way to "hack" this?

 

This is a huge workflow issue for me.

 

jete246
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Re: Chiral scrolling Elan Smart Pad

bump

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Re: Chiral scrolling Elan Smart Pad

I don't think there's a known method to get chiral scrolling on the Elan touchpads.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
jete246
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Re: Chiral scrolling Elan Smart Pad

I did find some registry tweaks to enable the Chiral scrolling menu option in the driver (using the UltraNAV driver), but I couldn't get it to work unfortunately.

 

Such a shame. I know it's an Elan Smart Pad and not a Lenovo specific issue, but that makes me wonder: What is the advantage of choosing an Elan pad over a Synaptics pad? Is it cheaper?

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Re: Chiral scrolling Elan Smart Pad

Probably because it's cheaper. Chiral scrolling is something most people haven't heard of, let alone use.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
jete246
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Re: Chiral scrolling Elan Smart Pad

I know, it's a shame as it's such a powerfull feature. Smiley Sad

 

Oh well, will have to settle with edge scroll for now and hopefully chiral scrolling will be added in the future. Thanks anyway.

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