Aergan, on 22 January 2013 - 09:43, said:
I have had the same issue with my Dell L702X which also uses a Synaptics multi-touch device.
I found that the drivers supplied by Synaptics themselves don't enable a lot of features by default and are for reference purposes. To get the extra features like gestures you really need updated drivers from your OEM or try another OEM's package e.g. Dell, HP.
The two drivers from Toshiba are Synaptic and Elan. Both are dated 2/14/2011. I would guess that they don't have Windows 8 gestures. Anyway to pull the drivers Windows 8 Release Preview had? My gestures worked then.
LUTZIFER, on 22 January 2013 - 09:59, said:
Control Panel/Mouse Properties/Hardware Tab. Click on the one for your touchpad.
Or may be another Tab there, I can't remember.
If it's not there, look in you Tray and see if there's something for the touchpad in there, or I guess you could look there first too.
If there's nothing in either spot for the touchpad, it's not installed.
My touchpad show in Mouse Properties cuz it's a driver that I probably shouldn't be using, but in shows in the Tray, and does all gestures.
Hardware tab shows a Synaptic device. The tab next to it shows Device Settings with the Synaptic icon. However, the device shown in the list here doesn't say Synaptic. Also, nothing in this tab lets me configure gestures, only Left/Right buttons. I've seen screenshots of this window showing the gesture settings, but mine only shows Left/Right configuration. I don't know why it's not showing gesture settings. =(
I also cannot disable "tapping" as my palm accidentally taps the touchpad and moves my cursor. So annoying.