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TouchPad drivers with Windows 8 gesture and middle button support

2012-10-26, 5:07 AM

Lenovo "official" Windows 8 touchpad drivers doesn't support gestures. After some digging I find these drivers that works far better and fully supports Windows 8 gestures:

 

http://www.station-drivers.com/telechargement/synaptics/synaptics_touchpad_16.2.12.3(www.station-drivers.com).exe

 

It supports features as described here: http://www.synaptics.com/solutions/technology/touchpad

 

Hope it helps somebody.

 

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Re: TouchPad drivers with Windows 8 gesture support

2012-10-26, 5:40 AM

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Lenovo "official" Windows 8 touchpad drivers doesn't support gestures. After some digging I find these drivers that works far better and fully supports Windows 8 gestures:


BTW... It also enables the "middle" button. This feat was disabled by Lenovo in the last release (don't ask me why...).

 

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Re: TouchPad drivers with Windows 8 gesture support

2012-10-26, 5:37 AM

Thank you.


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Re: TouchPad drivers with Windows 8 gesture support

2012-10-26, 5:40 AM

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Lenovo "official" Windows 8 touchpad drivers doesn't support gestures. After some digging I find these drivers that works far better and fully supports Windows 8 gestures:


BTW... It also enables the "middle" button. This feat was disabled by Lenovo in the last release (don't ask me why...).

 

Cheers.

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Re: TouchPad drivers with Windows 8 gesture support

2012-10-26, 5:59 AM

I spoke prematurely. On the "middle click" setting the middle button does absolutely nothing. On the other settings it works as indicated.


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Re: TouchPad drivers with Windows 8 gesture support

2012-10-26, 6:16 AM

Uhmmm... That's strange... I'm using it right now as middle click. Specially for browsing, opening a new tab. Is this the screen?

 

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Re: TouchPad drivers with Windows 8 gesture support

2012-10-26, 6:18 AM

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Uhmmm... That's strange... I'm using it right now as middle click. Specially for browsing, opening a new tab. Is this the screen?

 

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Yes. The button is just dead. However if you completely uninstall and delete the drivers and restart your system twice you get the default Windows drivers that are lenovo branded. They still have all of those options from before, but not the gestures. I use the scrolling more than gestures, so I don't really mind anyway. I just wish Lenovo hadn't gone the way of Microsoft in removing user choice from their products.


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Re: TouchPad drivers with Windows 8 gesture support

2012-10-26, 6:33 AM
Mhmmm... The default Windows drivers should NOT be Lenovo branded. They are basic, _VERY_ basic Synaptics drivers.

I'd uninstall the drivers, restart, remove the device (selecting "delete the driver software for this device), restart and then install this version again.

IBut as you said: it depends on how you use it. For me, the middle click is important. :)
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Re: TouchPad drivers with Windows 8 gesture support

2012-10-26, 6:48 AM

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Mhmmm... The default Windows drivers should NOT be Lenovo branded. They are basic, _VERY_ basic Synaptics drivers.

I'd uninstall the drivers, restart, remove the device (selecting "delete the driver software for this device), restart and then install this version again.

IBut as you said: it depends on how you use it. For me, the middle click is important. :)

When I delete those drivers and reboot my system something pops up and tells me to restart again. Then when I go into mouse settings there is an ultranav tab. I am thinking it might actually be a Windows 7 driver MS ported over during CP or something like that because it looks and functions exactly like it did in Windows 7. Also I think some of the settings might be hard coded in there because they save when switching operating systems.


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Re: TouchPad drivers with Windows 8 gesture support

2012-10-26, 6:53 AM
Might be.

My results where based on a W8 RTM clean install.
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Re: TouchPad drivers with Windows 8 gesture support

2012-10-26, 7:09 AM

I don't really want to do a clean install again, so I guess I'll live with it. Maybe tomorrow I'll try messing with it.


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