Dual touch gestures?

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  1. un4tural

    un4tural Notebook Evangelist

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    Is it possible to get the touchpad to recognize dual touch gestures? Only thing i want is two finger scrolling up/down, as i used to really love that feature on my old asus netbook.
     
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    I believe if you download Synaptics "Scrybe", it will give you options to add multitouch gestures. IMHO, though, the two-finger scrolling with that was much less smooth than the virtual scrolling you can enable through Commando Center.
     
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    synaptics at least in my experience made some of the worst functioning drivers/software i ever used... still some reviews say the touch pad supports multi-touch, was just wondering if its true and if i can use it.

    My older laptops with them synaptics touch pads would function way smoother with just default windows drivers... if i uninstalled the synaptics driver, would i get the option of 2 finger scrolling in windows drivers?

    Also, synaptics multi-touch would work horrible glitchy, at least on asus 1215N, wouldn't pick it up 80% of the time too...
     
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    c4sc4 Notebook Consultant

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    The touchpad drivers for this laptop on Dell's site does not include 2 finger scrolling. If you download the drivers off of synaptics website then those ones have the 2 finger scrolling.

    I don't know about the windows drivers for the touchpad, you could just try it.

    Also, two finger scrolling works really well on my r1 with the synaptics drivers.

    EDIT: I think I have an older version of the synaptics drivers installed than the ones currently on their website so if you have already tried those drivers, maybe the newer ones don't work as well.
     
  5. un4tural

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    ok so i tried installing driver from synaptics website, which include a load of not quite working and useless gestures like @ for email etc. but i didn't find any multi-touch, also it fked up my alientouch... completely. Downloaded another version from elsewhere, still no multi-touch for some reason...

    I am giving up on this crap and will just use arrow keys, as i am pretty much used to it now.
     
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    dunno bout you guys but i like to doodle on my touch pad... lol

    didn't it mess up you alientouch? as in make it crash every time pretty much? ill need to factory reset it :d got too much crap on my m11x
     
  8. Lunatics

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    I used the most recent drivers and they are fine. They break Alientouch but almost everything you can set in alientouch you can just set in the Synaptics settings. 2 or 1 finger scrolling, disable touchpad with usb mouse etc. Not sure why it isn't working for you.

    By break Alientouch I just mean you can't apply settings in there but it doesn't crash. (ie, set "disable with usb mouse" in alientouch, but it won't actually disable it)
     
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    for me it down right crashes the whole command center... ill try reinstalling command center and see where it gets me.
     

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    Use the Synaptic drivers and forget about Alientouch altogether. Two-finger scrolling works beautifully.
     
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