hmdabir
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Need Synaptic Touchpad drivers for Dell XPS L502X for Win-8-Pro

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Hello,

I need Synaptic touch pad drivers for my DELL XPS L502X for Windows-8 Pro.

I cannot find those in the official dell drivers download page.

Without those drivers, my touch is not double touch to scroll up/down.

Please help.

Thanks,

Harsh

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Re: Need Synaptic Touchpad drivers for Dell XPS L502X for Win-8-Pro

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Try Synaptics Touchpad http://downloads-us.dell.com/FOLDER00800134M/2

Dr Philip Yip
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Re: Need Synaptic Touchpad drivers for Dell XPS L502X for Win-8-Pro

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Try Synaptics Touchpad http://downloads-us.dell.com/FOLDER00800134M/2

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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hmdabir
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Re: Need Synaptic Touchpad drivers for Dell XPS L502X for Win-8-Pro

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once again you have helped me and resolved my problem.

Thank you "NATAKUC4 ".

Thanks a lot.

Regards,

Harsh

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Re: Need Synaptic Touchpad drivers for Dell XPS L502X for Win-8-Pro

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Great glad to help. 🙂

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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Aliasghar25
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Re: Need Synaptic Touchpad drivers for Dell XPS L502X for Win-8-Pro

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I have same problem and it is solved with your guidance...

Thank you so much...:)

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skisagooner
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Re: Need Synaptic Touchpad drivers for Dell XPS L502X for Win-8-Pro

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The touchpad driver is not a fully functional one. It can perform most gestures but there are a few, very frustrating missing gestures.

Firstly, the left edge swipe to multitask does not work. This is a common and a key functionality in Windows 8, and although the driver has an option to enable it, the gesture does not work with the option enabled or disabled.

Secondly, the Fn+F3 button does not disable the touchpad like it's supposed to. Previously pressing the Fn+F3 button will trigger an orange light above the touchpad and disable it. But the new driver only triggers the orange light and does not disable the touchpad at all. I have already installed the latest Dell QuickSet for Windows 8.

So no, the question is not answered. These functionalities are crucial for a lot of us, and we paid A LOT of money for the XPS, so we expect only the best service from Dell. Please come up with a proper, fully functional, dedicated Windows 8 driver for the L502X.

im1000000man
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Re: Need Synaptic Touchpad drivers for Dell XPS L502X for Win-8-Pro

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Completely agree.

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Aman.parmar
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Re: Need Synaptic Touchpad drivers for Dell XPS L502X for Win-8-Pro

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Exatly same problem with me ,,,,, plzz inform me if you get any solution of this frustrating problem....

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globalste
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RE: Need Synaptic Touchpad drivers for Dell XPS L502X for Win-8-Pro

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Warning to anyone else trying this in Windows 8

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19494393/20440699.aspx#20440699

This pretty much wrecked my Windows 8 and even using system restore did not work

Apparantly Synaptics Generic driver works pretty well, available from their website

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Voodoo Priest
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RE: Need Synaptic Touchpad drivers for Dell XPS L502X for Win-8-Pro

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This is so true! Especially the Fn+F3 combo. I upgraded to Windows 8 a few days ago from Windows 7 on an XPS 17 L702X. So much disappointment in the drivers.

I've resorted to installing the latest driver from Synaptics (version 17.0.19, which was released on October 17, 2013!!!, over a year ago) but the driver is NOT SIGNED by Synaptics. They FORGOT to sign the driver installation package, which makes it fail (silently!) when installed. Although one can disable Windows' driver signature verification and hence force the installation, the settings will never be saved: if you don't like the defaults, well, it's too bad because you can't change any single setting. Or you could but it wouldn't be saved. I managed (I don't remember how) to get and install version 17.0.6.3, which is the latest correctly-signed driver.

I can't understand how Dell can fail to provide a custom driver for its systems, even less how Synpatics can put out a faulty driver and never update it despite that driver failing to install on 100% of all Windows systems it was targeting. It's not like signing it and releasing a fixed version would take more than half a day's work from one person.

To this date, November 2014, Fn+F3 continues to turn on the "disabled" light above the touchpad while the touchpad is actually not disabled at all.

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