Windows 8.1 build 9369 reveals refinements to trackpad settings

With the leak of Windows 8.1 build 9369 earlier today, we are getting another glimpse into what Windows 8.1 will bring when it arrives later this year. We have already seen the new Files app today, and if you are a heavy trackpad user, there's good news in this build for you too.

Deep in the settings pane, Windows 8.1 will include new trackpad settings that will allow you to turn edge gestures on and off. If you have accidentally enacted these gestures and had been hoping for a way to turn them off, Windows 8.1 will bring that feature to you.

This is only one of the many items that will likely be uncovered as users dig deeper into the leaked build. We are still waiting to see if anyone is able to conclusively ascertain if the option to boot directly to the desktop will be fully enabled in Windows 8.1 as well.

Windows 8.1 will likely see a preview release at the BUILD conference in June with rumors suggesting that RTM will happen late in the Summer.

Source: AngleWZR

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JHBrown said,
I need to see some new features for desktop users Microsoft!!!!

Yeah. Since no one uses the trackpad on the Desktop and all...

Most don't! I'm going to go out on limb and 98% of desktop users DO NOT use a trackpad on a desktop. All I'm asking is for some tweaks for the desktop users. Seems they are only concerned with mobile users.

JHBrown said,
Most don't! I'm going to go out on limb and 98% of desktop users DO NOT use a trackpad on a desktop. All I'm asking is for some tweaks for the desktop users. Seems they are only concerned with mobile users.

Wait, are you talking about a desktop form-factor or the desktop environment? Why would they waste any time making desktop form-factor specific improvements? What would a desktop form-factor specific "improvement" look like?

It seems to me you've attempted a ridiculous trolling attempt and failed miserably.

JHBrown said,
I need to see some new features for desktop users Microsoft!!!!

I thought the desktop is the uberfeature that keeps you haters on windows 7.

I like the left edge gesture, but the right one is a PITA
It's a shame you can't choose to only turn one or the other off

Stoffel said,
I like the left edge gesture, but the right one is a PITA
It's a shame you can't choose to only turn one or the other off

That would be a nice option. For me it's the gesture to zoom out on a page (whatever that gesture is)... It happens to me ALL the time and drives me nuts! I want to turn that off. More options would be much appreciated.

does it happen to you after you scrolled and changed tab?

if that is the reason is the scrolling kinetik effect the synapitcs driver has, it makes windows think you are still scrolling a few seconds after you scrolled.

somewhat annoying, but I'm used now

I installed Windows 8 on my Windows 7 laptop I got back in August. You can get the Synaptics driver/software, which allows you to use gestures and such. It's still not as good as the Mac trackpad, but it is a lot better than standard drivers installed by default.

Lprd2007 said,

WFT??? WHY THE **** WOULD YOU USE WINDOWS ****ING EIGHT?????!??? ARE YOU ****ING OUTTA YO MIND????

^ This guy just asked someone else if they were out of their mind. ^