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Windows 7: Using gestures on standard touchpad

25 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Using gestures on standard touchpad

Hi, I want to make use of the gestures that windows 7 has support for, especially the two fingered ones, but I am just using a normal inbuilt touchpad on my laptop. Is it possible? The make of the trackpad isn't synaptics, it's ALPS.

Thanks. Dann

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25 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

This will depend on the driver available to work with the actual touch pad - The two finger gesture you want is part of the new multi-touch features of Windows 7 and may not be available in older touchpads from the simple fact that it's not supported by the actual hardware.

If the hardware support is there then using the latest drivers should provide the function

Check the manufacturer's site for your laptop for driver updates
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25 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

there is no support, but I've used drivers from synaptics before for different touchpads and it's been OK, but is this good for the hardware?

Thanks for the reply.
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25 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

I think, and this is only my opinion, the hardware for a touchpad is so similar between the two manufacturers that the drivers are virtually interchangeable.

I do not believe that the incorrect driver will cause any physical damage to the hardware but I would advise that you use the correct driver to be certain
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