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GEGJr
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Windows 8 Dell touch pad driver

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Is anyone else beside myself annoyed at the Windows 8 Touch Pad driver. The previous driver allowed for edge scrolling but latest version does not have the capability. Why on earth would Synaptics and Dell remove that functionality? 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.

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GEGJr

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Re: Windows 8 Dell touch pad driver

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George

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Are others noticing the lack of the scrolling feature after updating to A02 of the synaptics driver in Win 8?

 

 

TB

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BarakBY
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Yes. I have the same problem.

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Yes, I am having the same problem. No side scrolling or two finger scrolling. It is a major pain in the you know what!

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azamine
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The pad is acting crazy in win 8 . and I lost all extra functions like scrolling, zooming .....

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write2me
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Me too...  My wife is questioning why I chose to "upgrade" to Windows 8 when the touch pad no longer has the scroll function.

Please expedite a Windows 8 driver that includes the scroll function on the touch pad.

Thanks,

Chris

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Hey all.. I found that I was able to fix my issues by going into the Windows.old folder that is created when you upgrade (if you upgraded)  and pull out the controller for the touch pad and re-set all of the scrolling options. My touch pad now works just as it had! 

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Thank you for offering hope. Would you kindly provide more information about where you found the controller in the Windows.old folder, what it's called, and where you put it after you found it? I'm assuming I'll figure out how to reset the scrolling options from there.

Many thanks!

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Unfortunately I deleted my Windows.old folder after importing everything that I needed to free up space on my hard drive. I believe it was in a folder label Dell. If you haven't deleted yours already, search for anything labeled Dell or ALPS. Sorry I can't be of further help.

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Tesla1856
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Re: Windows 8 Dell touch pad driver

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I suggest you all post your exact machine models and if your current driver appears to be Synaptics, Alps, or whatever device make.

Then, we might be able to find a Windows 8 compatible version(s). Often, a touchpad driver will work across various Dell machines (even if not stated in file description).

Also, it sounds like some of you are doing in-place or over-lay Win7 to Win8 upgrades ... these are the kinds of problems that appear. Clean install is better.

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