How To Permit Touch Pad Gestures On Windows 8 Laptops
Your installation of new Windows 8 RTM (release to manufacture) would work perfect and everything would just be smooth—except this one problem!
When you try navigating from the Start screen and move around in OS it would seem all good (infect it is), even the working of left and right arrow would be smooth on the touchpad; but then the gestures part is a failure. If you use your two fingers magic to scroll around on Microsoft Windows 8 beta; it will just not show any response!
Here’s an ambiguity, there are some users that are experiencing this issue while others are just fine and are facing a smooth ride. There are searches which show that other users and testers are bumping into the same obstacle as well, but some claim on not facing the problem.
So, even if you are and not, here’s a solution to keep handy:
Enabling Touch Pad Gestures
To fix the touchpad gesture on Windows 8 RTM issue follow on:
- Download the drivers directly from Synaptics. If you search for Windows 8 touch pad drivers, you would get zero search results. Go to Synaptics website and you would discover a page for generic touch pad drivers that operate system from Windows 95 to Windows 7, but not Windows 8 yet. Not even Windows 8 beta.
- If you download the Windows 7/XP drivers, it would do the trick for you. If you install 64-bit drivers to Windows 8 RTM, you would get full control panel for touch pad and can adjust the settings.
Since problems always come with solution, so any suffering for Windows 8 beta download to its features; all might make you go through a run but you can find the solutions here! Try the Windows 7 Synaptic drivers for support of gestures for Windows 8 RTM.