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XPS 15 two finger scrolling is crap!

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by xpsfing, Jun 22, 2011.

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  1. xpsfing

    xpsfing Notebook Enthusiast

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    It seems to take ages to recognize I have placed two fingers on the track pad..and then scrolling only seems to work 50% of the time.
    Am I missing something here?
    All drivers should come pre-installed yes?
    The only think Ive done since turning this machine on is flash the bios - per instructions leaflet from dell (think I just flashed it with the same bios that was already there).
     
  2. thatdaveguy

    thatdaveguy Notebook Evangelist

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    It does suck.
     
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    lotust Notebook Consultant

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    It does suck x2
     
  4. grimreefer1967

    grimreefer1967 Notebook Evangelist

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    You probably just need to adjust your touchpad sensitivity in the Synaptics software. I've got my touchpad settings good enough to where I only use a mouse for gaming now.
     
  5. xpsfing

    xpsfing Notebook Enthusiast

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    adjust to what levels exactly?
     
  6. joeaux

    joeaux Notebook Geek

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    Na, it does suck. If you've ever touched an Apple glass trackpad then nothing (short of Emma Watson's back) will ever be smooth again. The Dell trackpads are good, for a PC. But they are nowhere near as good as Apple. That's the "you get what you pay for" thing. :\
    -joe-
     
  7. hockeymass

    hockeymass that one guy

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    Dell's multitouch is not very good. It picks up ghost touches, and also ignores actual touches. Trying to move my mouse around and accidentally zooming in or out got so irritating that I disabled the zoom gesture.
     
  8. zonto

    zonto Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've found that I have to put my two fingers more than an inch apart and up at the very top middle of the trackpad before I scroll down in order to get it to work properly. Also, if you do it a lot on the same page very quickly, sometimes it won't recognize very well. I usually just click once off to the side of the main div on the page and then it will pick up scrolls better again.
     
  9. yphillip

    yphillip Newbie

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    I really dislike the two finger scroll as well. I opted to download the latest generic drivers from the synaptics website:

    Drivers | Synaptics

    Chiral scrolling works great and reminds me of scroll wheel ipods.
     
  10. speedboy3

    speedboy3 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I agree. This trackpad is a complete piece of sh*t. I have a 5-year old EEE 901 that I bought for ~$400 new, and the pad on that is miles ahead; it's not just that Apple tech is good. This pad is disgracefully bad.
     
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    Falco152 Notebook Demon

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    floofy Notebook Enthusiast

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    My finger gestures are just fine with my 15z, worked 100% of the time although I don't use it..I have the cypress trackpad software and you can just turn on the side scrolling on the right side of the trackpad instead.

    Even though the multi gestures work smoothly I don't like using it because it's wierd scrolling down long pages...after I scrolled down as much as my finger could the natural thing to do is lift your finger up to the top then slide down again. The only thing is that the page goes back to its original spot to the top instead of scrolling down more.
     
  15. Auron

    Auron Notebook Guru

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    You can disable 2 finger scrolling and use 1 finger scrolling like normal. I have both options enabled on my XPS 15.


    Right click on the touchpad icon in the task bar and click pointing device properties>>>Click Device Settings>>> Click Settings>>>Click "Send Auron a million dollars" (optional, but recommended)>>>Expand "Scrolling"
     
  16. xpsfing

    xpsfing Notebook Enthusiast

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    Some great replys here folks..I will try some of them out later and let you know how I get on.
     
  17. funky monk

    funky monk Notebook Deity

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    Try the drivers that come straight from synaptics. They are usually a lot more up to date.
     
  18. tigpoppa

    tigpoppa Newbie

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    I jsut got this laptop and the touchpad is one of the worst ever made.

    good luck scrolling in chrome using the scroll region or the 2 finger scroll.

    the engineering was so poor it cant even detect scroll movement. In essence they built a computer around a failed device that was not designed for laptop use. Clearly it was designed to be garabage or for low end systems so I do not know why such a low quality part would be included in an xps. then again it is dell.
     
  19. NoSlow5oh

    NoSlow5oh Notebook Evangelist

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    I have absolutely no problems using the touchpad. You do have to make sure your two fingers are in line towards the screen, then slide them forward or backward. I like it better than the new MBP I had for a couple of weeks. I haven't updated any software for the touchpad either.
     
  20. grimreefer1967

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    :D I must've missed the "Send Auron a million dollars" option.

    I DO like the touchpad on my SXPS much better (smooth as glass), but even so, using the touchpad on the XPS is second nature now. I don't do any two finger scrolling, though, since the one finger scrolling works so well.

    I don't have my laptops handy right now but I guess I must've adjusted a setting or something because mine doesn't return to the top. :confused:
     
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