Windows trackpad options suck!

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by nuhkka, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. nuhkka

    nuhkka MDL Member

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  2. pf100

    pf100 MDL Addicted

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    #2 pf100, Feb 8, 2016
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    Your problem has nothing to do with windows. Just because you installed a trackpad driver from windows update doesn't mean it was made by microsoft. The software you're running in the picture for the trackpad is made by your trackpad hardware manufacturer. The manufacturer probably hasn't made a proper windows 10 driver yet, but they made one with missing features which is what you have, and they provided it to microsoft to be placed in windows update. To try to fix it, right click the trackpad in device manager. select properties, details tab, and hardware ids from the dropdown. You only need the part of the hardware id that says VEN_XXX&DEV_XXXX. Mine is VEN_ETD&DEV_0502 for instance. Google the hardware id to see if there's a windows 10 driver that works with gestures (back up your current trackpad driver with doubledriver or something like it to be on the safe side). If not then use a windows 8.1 driver from the manufacturer of the laptop from their support site. If that doesn't work google the same hardware id for windows 8.1. A lot of times there'll be a newer driver for a newer model laptop that uses the same trackpad hardware. And even if I'm wrong about it being a laptop - it could be a wireless keyboard with trackpad, or something else - it's still all about the hardware id.

    tl;dr use the windows 8.1 driver.
     
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