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hrk123
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How to switch from Alps to Synaptics touchpad driver?

I'm attempting to solve the issue of the touchpad delay after typing.  This is a well known issue, easily fixable in the Synaptics control panel by turning off Palm Check.  However, my Flex 3 1480 came with the Alps control panel, which doesn't offer ANY options for turning off touchpad delay.  How do I switch over to the Synaptics driver, instead of the Alps driver, so that I can use the full selection of options available to Synaptics users?

 

NOTE:  I've seen various solutions suggested on the forums, none of which have worked.  Some of those include turning touchpad to "no delay" in the mouse settings, deleting a file called FMAPP.exe, downloading the latest audio drivers, among other things.  None of these solutions worked for me.  That's why I want to change to Synaptics, so that at least I can go into the Synaptics settings and turn off Palm Check to solve the issue.  Any ideas?

 

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Re: How to switch from Alps to Synaptics touchpad driver?

If I'm not mistaken, your device has an Alps touchpad. Thus, you won't be able to use the Synaptics driver.
hrk123
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Re: How to switch from Alps to Synaptics touchpad driver?

Ok thanks, I thought maybe you can switch drivers anyway.  I did find my answer though, after searching around a ton.  If anyone else comes across this thread, here's how to disable touchpad delay with an Alps touchpad:

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/Lenovo-Touchpad-does-not-work-when-typi...

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