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blackden
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[Dell touchpad] one finger scrolling feature missing on Windows 8 doesn't work

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The previous driver allowed for edge scrolling but latest version does not have the capability.I understand for those upgrading to Windows 8 with touch screen capability this is not an issue but what about us who do not have touch screen. In my opinion this is a major flaw. Please let me hear form you if you too are unhappy about the new Windows 8 Touch pad driver. By the way, I tried rolling the driver back but the previous driver causes serious erratic behavior. Below is a screen shot of the version for the newest Windows 8 Touch Pad driver.

This problem appears on Windows 8.1

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giulioo
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RE: [Dell touchpad] one finger scrolling feature missing on Windows 8 doesn't work

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Try this:

1) Go into c:\program files\DellTPad\

2) In this dir I have

  a)  DellTouchpad.exe: this is the app called from control panel whose picture you posted.

  b)  DellTPad.exe alternate utility to set touchpad setting. When launching this I have this option (translating into english) "one finger actions/multi-finger actions", and then it allows you to set single finger vertical/horizontal scrolling.

blackden
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RE: [Dell touchpad] one finger scrolling feature missing on Windows 8 doesn't work

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Thank you very much,I have done!

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dmr_2011
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RE: [Dell touchpad] one finger scrolling feature missing on Windows 8 doesn't work

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I have the

Dell Inspiron i3531-1200BK 15.6-Inch Laptop


with win8.1.  The DellTpad application crashes everytime I run it.  Even in compatibility mode for win8 and win7.


I still have no one finger scroll aka edge scroll aka linear scroll

one finger scrolling

edge scrolling

linear scrolling

i3531

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blackden
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RE: [Dell touchpad] one finger scrolling feature missing on Windows 8 doesn't work

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If the DellTPad.exe doesn't work you can use this:

drive.google.com/.../view

dmr_2011
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RE: [Dell touchpad] one finger scrolling feature missing on Windows 8 doesn't work

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It is so close but it is buggy then crashes.  The scrolling page has only words on it.  All the other tabs look fine.  I can't set anything.

I do appreciate the help.  I'm currently working with Dell customer service on this issue but so far no luck.  They told me to try Synaptics default driver but it will not install.

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nrweath
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RE: [Dell touchpad] one finger scrolling feature missing on Windows 8 doesn't work

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DMR_2011 did you ever find  a solution to this? I'm having the same issue! Smiley Sad 

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dmr_2011
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RE: [Dell touchpad] one finger scrolling feature missing on Windows 8 doesn't work

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No I have not.  I have moved up tech support levels 3 times. 

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gsu
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RE: [Dell touchpad] one finger scrolling feature missing on Windows 8 doesn't work

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This TOTALLY works for Windows 10 on a E6420.  thank you so much for this tip - kept fighting this one for hours and finding DellTpad.exe was absolutely brilliant - thanks so much.  I much prefer one finger scrolling along the edges versus that two-finger scroll/pan.  it just doesn't work very well at all

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captcaper
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RE: [Dell touchpad] one finger scrolling feature missing on Windows 8 doesn't work

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Great I found this old postings..that DelltPad.exe worked great...I spent so much time trying to single scroll. I almost uninstalled win10.

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