Yeah, same problem here. Hope they hurry up with that driver update. This is getting more than a bit annoying.
any news? got the same problem with my l521x and a lot of forums try to find a solution...by the way, what is the difference between delltouchpad and delltouchpad35? both show different multi.fingers options, and funnily none of them really does what it should in the long-run.
I have the same problem on my Dell Inspiron 15r SE 7520.
If I go to Control Panel -> Dell Touchpad -> Gestures and turn off gestures completely (screenshot), the annoying "swipe from the right -> Cortana" gesture is turned off. This might be a quick fix for anyone really annoyed. However, this also turns off two-finger scrolling.
On the other hand, if I enable gestures and disable all two-finger and three-finger gestures one by one (so that on the UI it looks like all gestures are turned off - screenshot) then the unwanted Cortana gesture still remains.
I upgraded my vostro to windows 10 same thing happened I downloaded synaptics driver 18.104.22.168 and now everything works fine
Super disappointing that this hasn`t been solved properly by dell. After a windows 10 update yesterday my dell xps trackpad stopped working as well. After spending hours on the internet looking for fixes I have managed to get the trackpad work, but only the basic functions and so no gesture, scrolling etc.
Dell can you please fix that asap!! If I could return my laptop and get my money back I would do it asap, spending more than 1000 dollars on a laptop with no proper touchpad functions is just a joke really
many thanks BNSLLJ. silly question, but where did you get your driver version from? I tried to install a driver offered by HP and it didnt want to install on my L521x. thanks in advance.
For those who haven't figured it out through other suggestions that can be found online (none of them worked for me) I have finally found the answer to make the windows 10 gestures stick. Before, I would install the Dell driver, the three finger swipe would work as expected but after going to sleep the settings would forever be replaced with silly cortana and settings gestures.
Well the answer lies in an interesting touchpad .exe file called DellTouchpad35.exe which has those windows 8 gestures! My guess is that after reboot windows defaults to that exe and not the normal DellTouchpad.exe which has the right settings and located in the same folder.
So my solution is - delete all your synaptcs drivers in the device manager and the control panel, reboot. Install the fresh driver from the dell website. Verify that 3 finger gesture swipe works and customise the settings as you like. Then go to C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP and rename DellTouchpad35.exe to "old.DellTouchpad35.exe.old" put the computer to sleep and check the your windows 10 gestures are still working as expected!
This did not work for me. When you say delete do you mean flat out uninstall? Because that's what I did, using Control Panel's add/remove feature page. I uninstalled the Synaptics program, restarted, reinstalled then renamed. After putting it to sleep then waking up I had the same issue again.
As a general guide to windows 10 scrolling and advanced functions issue I can confirm, normal scrolling & gestures can be restored by editing the registery withing UseCustomGUI value. It has to be changed to 0 to enable windows advanced option for touchpad. than within the mouse options, you can set the scrooling to your liking.
This solution is mainly aiming at ALPS and Synaptics touchpad issues within Dell Latitude laptops with windows 10 installed.
Most probably will work on other devices.
Also main part of installing the touchpad is updating the drivers manually in case the don't change in device manager. if after install pointing device is still ps/2 mouse, update drivers manually, select "i'll choose the drivers", under Dell correct sellection can be made. Done.
I have a brand new HP Spectre x360 with the same Synaptics touchpad issue of the 3-finger swipe function disappearing after going to sleep and turning back on. I've read dozens of forums on this problem and it is pervasive whether you have a Dell, Lenovo, HP, ..... It's something to do with the Synaptics "Service" applications that run at startup. I've loaded up the latest drivers from Synaptics (v 22.214.171.124) and still had the same behavior. Also this laptop has was delivered in Dec. 2015 with Windows 10. It’s never seen another OS loaded. However, I did find that the solution of killing (or stopping from the Task Manager window) the SynTPEnhService.exe service seems to fix it. I've even copied over and implemented the scripts that other users have written and nicely posted on other vendor and community forums, that automatically will do this after "reawakening". Not an ideal solution but a solution nonetheless. There are 3 processes (and one driver) associated with this Synaptics touchpad.
64-bit Synaptics Pointing Enhance Service: SynTPEnhService.exe
Synaptics Pointing Device Helper: SynTPHelper.exe
Synaptics TouchPad 64-bit Enhancements: SynTPEnh.exe
They all were installed the latest driver version update from Synaptics.
That being said, I've been trying a new solution for the last day that seems to fix it. I don't know if this is permanent or what other repercussions this has long term (but it is an EASILY undone fix if it doesn’t work). Since killing (or stopping) the SynTPEnhService.exe seems to fix the problem, I simply permanently stopped it from starting by changing its settings in Task Manager Services from “Automatic” to “Disabled”. Seemed a bit draconian to me to do this, but so far it’s working. Multiple forces “sleeps”. Full restarts. All functions seem OK. I’ve dug through the web looking for an explanation of what the one program does (versus the other 2). Interesting that it’s the only one that the “User” is listed as “System”. The other 2 programs list the logged on user as “User”.