How to get the Synaptics Touchpad Settings after the recent Windows update

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  1. Ultra Male

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    You might have noticed that after the recent update to Windows 10 that the Synaptics settings for your touchpad are nowhere to be found no matter what driver you try installing, old or new or even the latest one downloaded through the Device Manager/Windows Update.

    The Synaptics settings are actually there just hidden. Here's how to get to the Synaptics Control Panel

    1) Launch the Microsoft Store

    2) In the search on the top right, type: synmsidapp or you can simply click on this link to open the app in your browser which will then redirect you to the Microsoft Store app: SynMsiDapp

    3) In my case, it showed that it was already installed so I just had to launch but if it wasn't installed, simply click on Install to install it

    4) Now click on its icon then hit Launch

    5) The Synaptics Pointing Device window will open, click on Settings

    6) You will now see the Synaptics Control panel where you can edit all your touchpad settings.

    7) For easier access to the Synaptics Touchpad Settings in the future, click on the three dots next to the Launch button in the Windows store then choose Pin to Start

    PS: Latest Synaptics Touchpad Driver to this date: Synaptics Touchpad Driver 19.5.31.11


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  2. Djadit

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    What i must install driver using device manager? I can't find setup exe

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    Correct
     
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    After install . I see evaluation copy on synaptics control panel ... Helpp

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    I've told you this before, your OS install is seriously messed up/broken. I can't help you.

    It's a driver, nothing to be evaluated. :rolleyes:
     
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    Can this be done on gt73vr? And windows 1809?

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    Yes it's the same.

    I suggest you format your laptop and this time get your Windows ISO from a legit place like the Windows Media Creation Tool because I know for a fact you're not running an official ISO. I cannot help you any further. Bye.
     
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    I have done clean install my windows from windows media creation tool, phoenix :)
    To update synaptic touchpad .
    What touchpad device name in device manager, if i want update driver . What the device in the mice and other pointing devices ?

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  9. Ultra Male

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    It's usually the one under HID-compliant mount devices, I think it was called PS/2 Mouse something before I updated the driver. Just right click on it then choose update driver then point it to where you placed the Synaptics Driver and let it install and reboot when prompted.
     
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    Indicates its already installed.
    No launch button.
    Wont install.

    I'm still missing all the W10 touch pad controls as well.
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