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Windows 7: Synaptics Touchpad scroll feature not working

06 Mar 2009   #1
jkm

7 7600 RTM 64-bit
 
 
Synaptics Touchpad scroll feature not working

I have researched this problem quite a bit and tried several possible solutions that have worked for many users yet nothing had worked. I have tried several different drivers, tried tweaking settings with no solution in sight.

I am using W7 build 7022.

Can anyone advise?

-JKM


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07 Mar 2009   #2
jkm

7 7600 RTM 64-bit
 
 

Scratch that! I have gotten it solved. My problem was trying the Synaptics drivers. The Alps drivers work perfectly!
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27 Jun 2009   #3
fr4nk6

windows 7
 
 

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10 Jan 2010   #4
helpmeout

windows 7
 
 

jkm, are you saying to get the alps driver and the scroll will work? even if its a synaptics mouse pad?
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21 May 2010   #5
arthalz

windows 7
 
 

hekhek...

it works...

thanks jkm
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12 Mar 2013   #6
testaff357

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

I just wanted to confirm that "jkm" was right. Installing ALPS drivers did help. I tried it on my ACER 5530G and from that time on my synaptics touchpad's scrolling feature started to work.

Thanks "jkm" for your post.
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14 Mar 2013   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

It also requires having the touchpad software running at Startup in some cases. So if in msconfig>Startup and Services (after Hiding All MS Services) you keep a Clean Boot with only your AV, to spare Win7 a bunch of freeloaders on its back, you may need to go back into the Startup list to enable your touchpad software to get the scrolling and click-to-touch features. However the touchpad should work without the software starting with Windows, just from the driver.
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