TwoFingerScroll (two finger scrolling done right! + more)

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  1. Somnio

    Somnio Notebook Consultant

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    Man I'm someone who hates it when people people put up requests especially when there is a wealth of information already kicking about... however this is an issue which I have searched far and wide for and have not found a solution from Dell or any other third party fix.

    I use TwoFingerScroll because of some of the issues I have with the Synaptics touchpad on my Dell 521x running Windows 7. The problem is because is that it has a clickpad and where the physical buttons are also touch sensitive under the pad. Whenever I try to click and drag, the touchpad jitters or stops moving because it gets confused which which finger is trying to do stuff. I made a video of the issue which may better explain my point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw9olbwTPVE. What I would like to do is not have the bottom 1/2 inch of the pad touch sensitive to fix this conflict. I know it can be done in Linux (see: [SOLVED] Can I Reduce Sensitive Area of Touchpad? - Ubuntu Forums). If anyone can make a working mod for twofingerscoll to adjust the parameters of the sensitive area of the touch pad for win7, I am more than willing to pay them a decent donation and would GREATLY appreciate it!

    Kind Regards,
    HanslterSlide
     
  3. nbruser

    nbruser Notebook Consultant

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    Hi everyone.

    I've used TwoFingerScroll program to get two finger scrolling in the VMWare guest - it seems to work, bit buggy but works.

    Is there any chance to get single finger scroll in VMWare?
     
  4. gabrielbsb

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    How can I uninstall it completely? I already deleted, but it still works. I think it is making my Win 8 x64 crash.
     
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    I no longer need two finger scroll on my Dell 521x. I just downloaded the latest drivers form Synaptics which gives me all the features I need.
     
  6. Somnio

    Somnio Notebook Consultant

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    For anyone trying to make use of Wizmouse and Catmouse apps to scroll content under the cursor with Synaptics tocuhpad's gestures, I've found that disabling Synaptic's "scrolling" pointer, seems to enable the mousewheel events to be captured by the apps.

    You need to create a new key on the registry, as follows:
    - Using regedit, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPEnh
    - Create a DWORD key called "UseScrollCursor" and make sure is set to 0.

    Logout, login to reset SynTPEng.

    EDIT: it helps, but at least Wizmouse seems to still have problems tracking the mousewheel event :(
     
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    When will this be updated, and is there a way to use this with dexpot and swiping gestures?
     
  8. dylanwalker

    dylanwalker Newbie

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    I'd love to use two finger scroll, but it seems to be crashing for me in some way. After about 10 minutes of use, two finger scrolling no longer works and I can't get it working again unless I exit two finger scroll and rerun it.

    It seems as if the "UseScrollCursor" registry entry no longer works after a later synaptics update. Perhaps they renamed the registry key? Anyone know how to disable the scroll cursor with the latest drivers? I tried adding the reg key to several places, including the synaptics\SyntPEnh folders under HKEY_CURRENT_USER and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Still nothing.
     
  9. mephistofun

    mephistofun Notebook Enthusiast

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    He means the source code the MacHater's modifications (version 1.09). If you'll notice, the latest version w/ source code is version 1.06 on that Google Code page. The original author did use Apache License, which allows distribution of a modified version without including source code. But regardless, I think it's bad form to simply increment the version number (1.07-1.09), which implies it is the same software project and same developer, when it's not. MacHater built upon the original developer's work (forked the project) and made it closed-source, and is now asking for donations.

    To MacHater, the author of v1.07 onwards: did you at least try to work with the original dev? or did he abandon the project?
     
  10. LinkSatonaka

    LinkSatonaka Newbie

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    In the past this was a utility I could not live without.

    Now synaptics drivers have scrolling down IMO, however in mid-late 2014 I find myself with a laptop that doesn't actually have twofinger tap. Huh. And synaptics hasn't signed their latest driver since before win8 came out (I've had no luck getting it to install correctly so I'm just sticking with OEM at the moment) so I can't find out if the latest driver has that.

    I've turned off scrolling in this utility and it doesn't seem to interfere with the driver scrolling, but I have to wonder if palmdetect or something else in this application is going to create subtle incompatibilities or problems as I use the laptop... I think this tool should be revisited. Keep a mirror up for 1.0.9, strip all features that are now redundant, eg everything but the "Tapping" tab.

    So basically I'm just asking to remove features for fear of conflicts.
     

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