Alienware 17 touchpad drivers

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Dusk Star, Aug 9, 2013.

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  1. Dusk Star

    Dusk Star Notebook Consultant

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    Does anyone know of a touchpad driver for the new 17 that has both sane (not reversed) two-finger scroll and support for fn-F11? The official Dell driver scrolls backwards with no option (that I saw, at least) to revert it to normal, and the generic Synaptics driver doesn't disable with fn-F11. At the moment I'm using the Synaptics driver with "Disable this pointing device when another device is connected" turned on, but it doesn't recognize the mouse being turned off. Any suggestions?

    On another note - I was really annoyed by the lack of media keys, and for those of you who share my pain - you can set the macro keys above the numpad to be volume up, down, pause and fast forward! I can pause a song with one hand again!
    View attachment Volume Up Down Pause FastForward.zip
     
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    I'll be getting the new alienware and I was upset about the media keys as well.. However could you tell me or explain about how you set up your macros to be used as volume controls etc ?
     
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    I too am very annoyed with the lack of media keys. Volume control on the macro keys would be very useful
     
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    2 finger scroll you have to manually adjust in the synaptics settings

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  5. Dusk Star

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    The zip file I posted has macro keys set to imitate media keys - you can import it by going to the alienFX editor, clicking on TactX, and import profile. (extract the zip first) You can also make your own by clicking on the macro key you want to change, clicking "Assign Keystroke", and hitting fn-down or whatever you want to assign.

    Do you have any information on how I would do that? Is it somewhere in the registry, or elsewhere?
     
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    Thanks for that! And hopefully we will get this 2 finger scrolling fixed.
     
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    I believe he means under the control panel, adjusting the mouse (Synaptics) settings.
     
  8. Dusk Star

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    At least when I installed the touchpad drivers from Dell's site, I didn't notice a setting for scroll direction. Quite possibly I just need to go back and look harder then!
     
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    I haven't installed the Dell drivers again to check yet - I've just been using "disable this device when another pointing device is connected" to disable my touchpad instead of fn-F11.
     
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