PerryR2
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TP713 Touchpad Unintuitive Scroll Direction

Hello Everyone,

I am impressed with the Dell TP713 but I have one issue - it scrolls in the opposite of any touchpad I have used.  For example, typically when you swipe in a downward direction it moves you down on the page.  With the Dell touchpad it is the opposite.  I have to move my fingers in an upward direction to scroll down.  Is there a way to change the direction of scroll?

Thanks,

PerryR

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Re: Touchpad TP713 Unintuitive Scroll Direction

PerryR2,

I thought that setting would be in the OS (operating system)? What OS are you running?

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PerryR2
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Re: Touchpad TP713 Unintuitive Scroll Direction

Chris,

I am running Windows 8.  I just got the computer (XPS 8500) so I am in the process of learning W8.  I did look in the Control Panel/mouse settings but didn't find anything that was specific to the TP.

Thanks,

PerryR

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Re: Touchpad TP713 Unintuitive Scroll Direction

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ageorge98
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Re: Touchpad TP713 Unintuitive Scroll Direction

I believe what you are seeing is how it is intended to work, even though it is different from what we are used to. Windows 8 is optimized for touch screen. Think of the touchpad as a replacement for the touchscreen.  It acts like a touchscreen-- when you swipe, you are dragging the image, not scrolling. When you swipe down, you are dragging the image down--so the top of it is revealed. You drag the image to the right to see more of the left. 

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apdelluser
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RE: Touchpad TP713 Unintuitive Scroll Direction

I am having the same issue. However it was intended to work, there should be a way to change that feature depending on user preference. Scrolling and dragging may not be the same thing but the touchpad feature is defined by Dell as Scroll. 

How can we change the scrolling direction?

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RE: Touchpad TP713 Unintuitive Scroll Direction

apdelluser,

All we have are Owner's Manual, Quick Start Guide, and the Gesture Demo Application. You will need to peruse those.

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deerhunt
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RE: Touchpad TP713 Unintuitive Scroll Direction

I am having the same issue and don't know how to change the scroll direction of the Dell TouchPad.  Anyone has the solution?

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