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Synaptics Issues on Laptop Touchpad

Q: Synaptics Issues on Laptop Touchpad

Three weeks or so ago I posted here, asking for help on how to disable my touch pad on a Lenovo laptop. I disabled all the gestures, unchecked the 'lock on' feature, etc. and for a short while thought the issue was resolved. It is not. Here is my original thread:
It was closed but I am still having problems. When I drag the pointer across objects, it activates them, opens pages, that sort of thing. If I accidentally leave the pointer on the 'previous page' button, it automatically does goes back. It is driving me crazy. I've disabled everything (except disabling the touch pad entirely) and it's still plaguing me.

Short of a virus (I've scanned a few times with AVG and MalwareBytes and found nothing), the only thing I can think is perhaps in disabling the various features, I accidentally hit upon a sequence or combination that keeps somehow didn't disable those features I don't want.

Any suggestions?

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I recently upgraded from a Probook 4540s to a newer 450G3 with both running Win7 Pro 64bit. The touchpad for my older Probook started a bit wonky but I eventually found a driver that made it right. I'm struggling with the new 450G3 and feel it's a driver issue rather than a touchpad issue, although I could be mistaken.

I've searched HP and Synaptics websites for assistance with no success. Maybe someone here can assist. Here are the issues I'm experiencing on a continual basis.

*Touchpad "accuracy" seems really poor
-missed taps on pad and left click button
-cursor jumps about screen
-cursor doesnt always move with finger swipe
-sometimes right click menu pops up when swiping with finger, absolutely not hitting right click button

*Cursor scroll image freezes on screen (most annoying thing)
-When two finger scrolling, the cursor image will freeze a phantom image onto the screen. It only happens on scrolling function with the scrolling cursor image. When you hover over the frozen image it shows the circular busy cursor image. Sometimes there will be 3 or more frozen images on screen which overlay almost any program you open. I can clear them by ending the SynTPEnh.exe process in task manager which seems to start itself back up immediately. I really like the two finger scrolling and would hate to have to resort to other methods.
*Adding Edit- When images freeze on screen I still have functionality of the cursor. It's just that I have these cursor scroll ... Read more

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I cannot believe how bad this touchpad is. I've had two customer support reps take over my computer and the problem still isn't fixed. The problem: The tap function is extremely erratic. Sometimes it takes one tap. Sometimes two. Sometimes 5 to execute the simple function of closing a tab on a browser, or electing a utility in a software app, or clicking on a link and opening it. etc. etc. Then, sometimes I tap and the cursor lurches....  This is my 3rd HP computer, but this is unacceptable. Fix it Hewlett Packard. Signed, A very unhappy customer

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Probook 450 G3 synaptics/touchpad issuesSome time cursor stoped for a while, like 5 sec. then working again.

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I recently upgraded from a Probook 4540s to a newer 450G3 with both running Win7 Pro 64bit.  I'm struggling with the new 450G3 and feel it's a driver issue rather than a touchpad issue, although I could be mistaken.I've searched HP and Synaptics websites for assistance with no success. Maybe someone here can assist. Here are the issues I'm experiencing on a continual basis.*Touchpad "accuracy" seems really poor-missed taps on pad and left click button-cursor jumps about screen-cursor doesnt always move with finger swipe-sometimes right click menu pops up when swiping with finger, absolutely not hitting right click button*Cursor scroll image freezes on screen (most annoying thing)-When two finger scrolling, the cursor image will freeze a phantom image onto the screen. It only happens on scrolling function with the scrolling cursor image.  When images freeze on screen I still have functionality of the cursor.  It's just that I have these cursor scroll box images overlaying whatever I'm doing which gets annoying.  When you hover over the frozen image it shows the circular busy cursor image.  Sometimes there will be 3 or more frozen images on screen which overlay almost any program you open. I can clear them by ending the SynTPEnh.exe process in task manager which starts itself back up immediately. I really like the two finger scrolling and would hate to have to resort to other methods.I'm currently running the latest Synaptics driver and have ... Read more

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I'm tweaking a laptop owned by a family member. It's the first I've used with Windows 10 and I've found it very glitchy. Notwithstanding, I've sorted everything out to my satisfaction except one problem: the touchpad operated cursor keeps freezing. The tap-to-click feature seems reluctant to behave a lot of the time too.

I've been Googling for fixes now over a week and not totally resolved it so you'll know that driver updates, uninstall/reinstall etc just hasn't worked. Nor has disabling features in the touchpad setup.

This apparently is a well known issue with both Lenovo laptops and I can find no definitive fix.

Here's the setup:

Lenovo Z50 70.
Windows 10
Synaptics touchpad and drivers

I have found a workaround using the simple expedient of a two or three finger tap or switching the touchpad on and off using Fn + F6 but I'd like to put it to bed.

Any ideas?

A:Lenovo laptop, Windows 10 and Synaptics touchpad - a bad mix

Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 Laptop (support site)
From what I can determine, it has full driver support(chipset, graphic, audio, ethernet, wireless, touchpad, etc.) for Windows 10 64-bit.
What's the exact serial number on yours?

Does it have any issues when using an external USB or wireless mouse?


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My first post! Hopefully NOT one of many.

I recently got a secondhand HP NX9105 laptop. I reformatted the hard drive and installed Windows XP (SP3).

All worked fine, except the touchpad isn’t working.

I could not see a driver for it so I went onto HP support website and downloaded the Synaptics driver (sp35444). The install got interrupted with the message "This Synaptics pointing device installation package does not support one or more of your pointing devices and will not be installed…".

I then tried the Alps driver (sp25796) and that installed (is visible in the Add/Remove Programs), but the touchpad still didn't work and it doesn't appear in either the Device Manager or in Control Panel->Mouse->Hardware tab.

Next I tried to install another version of the Synaptics driver (sp27681). This one installed so I then rebooted the laptop.

The touchpad still doesn't work, but now I have the Synaptics Device Settings tab in my Mouse settings. The problem is that all the buttons are grayed out and no devices are listed.

Is it possible that this is a hardware fault or is there anything else I need to download?

I'm really stuck now, please help...

A:HP NX9105 Laptop Synaptics Touchpad not working at all

well heres your drivers....

You touch pad should automatically just "work" with no special drivers...

Mabe it broke...

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Thus far I failed to identify the circumstances in which the touchpad stops working. It seems to sometimes happen when it checks for an update. What is also curious that the cursor will sometimes mess up such that the text cursor will be displayed as the context menu cursor. Not sure if this is related. The touchpad works again after restart. Everything is up-to-date, running Windows 10 (1909). The TrackPoint is unaffected by this.

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Laptop is an Acer Aspire 4730z with Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit, fully updated to current.

I installed an update to Avast's engine, and after rebooting, when I got to the Windows logon screen, both the mouse buttons on both the built-in Synaptics touchpad and an external USB mouse will only select an item, but nothing else happens. In other words, if I click on a user account, it selects it but it doesn't allow me to enter a password. Likewise, if I click on the shutdown icon at the lower right of the screen, it just selects it but nothing else happens.

But, I found that if I hit the tab key and then the enter key to select something on this screen, then the left mouse button starts working again on the touchpad and the USB mouse..

When I get into windows, the left mouse button on both the built-in touchpad and the external mouse continue to work, but the right mouse button on the built-in touchpad doesn't work. However, the right mouse button on the USB mouse works.

I have tried everything I can think of to resolve this:
- uninstalled Avast (I'm now using MSE as the anti-virus on this machine)
- uninstalled and re-installed the drivers for both mouse devices multiple times, using different versions (for the touchpad, one set of drivers from Acer, another set from Synaptics)
- uninstalled the Synaptics device from device manager and let windows reinstall it upon reboot
- updated the drivers within device manager (it didn't find any that were more curr... Read more

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I am running Windows 10 on an Acer and recently downloaded and installed the update for the Synaptic touchpad (January 17, 2017).  After rebooting my laptop, I can use the touch pad to move the cursor when logging in, but once the system as loaded,
I cannot move the cursor using the touch pad.  I can left-click and right-click, and shrink and expand on the touch pad, but have no control over the cursor.  I currently have a mouse attached to the computer in order to move the cursor.
When I click on the link for more information about the update, there currently is no information.  Quite frustrating.
Please advise as how to resolve this issue.
Thank you.

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Lenovo Vantage recommeded me to install the following update https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/uu/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-X-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-... The firmware update failed with the Error Code[0x69] Since then I can no longer use both the trackpoint and the touchpad!The official firmware update completly bricked my input devices. Does anybody know how to fix this issue?

A:X1 Carbon 6th Gen: Synaptics Touchpad Firmware Update broke Touchpad and Trackpoint

This seems to be an related issue: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-L-R-and-SL-series/Touchpad-not-working-after-firmware-update/t...

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Hi folks,

I just upgraded my father-in-law's HP G70 laptop to Win7 Home Premium 64-bit. It is relatively new but had Vista on it. It was an "upgrade" and it appears to have preserved everything pretty well. A large number of updates have ben applied successfully via Windows Update. But -

There's a "virtual scrolling" feature on the trackpad, which no longer works. All the Point Device Properties applet choices seem to be correct... I am not sure why it doesn't work. Anyone got any similar experiences or theories why it wouldn't work?


A:Synaptics driver issues on HP G70 laptop?

Did you go to HP website and download the driver for your track pad??

I searched for HP G70 in HP website they have a lot of different models

Here is the website..find your model and try installing the driver for your track pad..

Hope this Helps..

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Hi all. I am having a lot of problems with my touchpad mouse built in .I have sony vaio vpcea36fm i3 hdd 500 gb ram 4 ddr3. As far as i have searched there are no updates for the driver.This is my driver version 6.1.7600.16385. I have tried to uninstall and install with reboot but its still not working.I apprecite all the help

A:synaptics ps/2 touchpad

You don't elaborate what your problem is ? is it working at all or is acting strange ?
Have you checked the BIOS to see if it's disabled ?
Otherwise, you may just have a bad piece of hardware there, take it to a shop and have them open it up and check.

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my Compaq Presario 2195US notebook touchpad stopped working properly; the pointer moves and the buttons work, but the tap feature is gone. all looks okay in Control Pad/mouse; I checked pointer setting in BIOS and tried AUTO and BOTH. I downloaded and installed the latest driver, just in case, but no change.


A:Synaptics touchpad help

The touchpad could be worn out

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I have two laptops where the touchpad works great but its driving me up the wall. I keep going to places I don't want to go. I need to turn off the touch feature for enter and cannot find it. Is it available yet for vista?

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I upgraded to Windows 10 perfectly but after i installed Windows 10 driver of Synaptics TouchPad PS/2 on my hp pavilion dm4-1265dx from official Synaptics webpage, everything works fine except one thing; Locking area on top left of the touchpad. Normally when you touch on it twice, the red led has to lid and touchpad should be locked, however now; the red light is always on and i cannot lock it with double touch.

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I have a Synaptics TouchPad v11.0.7 on my HP Pavilion dv6000. I prefer a higher sensitivity on the pad, so I change the pointer options. However, after I restart my computer, the preferences reset to default. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver but the same thing continues. This is getting very irritating. I have no other mouse drivers on my computer and I am at a loss for a solution. I would much appretiate any help.

Tony Williams

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So I am at the end of my rope with my laptop's touchpad. I can not disable the tap-to-click option, and because of this I am CONSTANTLY clicking on things every time I type or do anything.

Also, the scroll does not work.

I have searched through all of the mouse options and there is not one single option anywhere for tapping or scrolling.

I have updated the driver. I have uninstalled the driver and tried installing an older version of the driver. I can't find anything that will give me these options, no matter which drivers I install.

I am using Windows XP, on a Dell Inspiron 6000. According to the hardware tab, I am using a Synaptics PS/2 Pointing Device.

Please, please, PLEASE help! Please!

A:Synaptics touchpad - PLEASE help!

I am not a fan of the touchpads on laptops. I have always disabled them and used a notebook mouse instead. While this may make for some difficulty while traveling, I don't inadvertantly select, click or move the cursor while keyboarding.

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Recently my Synaptics TouchPad suddenly stopped working on my Compaq M2000 laptop; I fixed the problem by re-installing the Synaptics driver. When I restarted the computer, the TouchPad was working fine, but the keyboard was not working at all, so now I cannot type in my password to log onto the computer.

Is there any way to solve this problem without having to format the computer?

A:Synaptics TouchPad

dont format. use a different comp, download (savepe) its a recovery program. you can run chkdsk from there. it will load its own drivers. savepe is a live xp cd.

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Hey, can I uninstall the synaptics touchpad in my laptop, and reinstall it again? Synaptics is not running on start-up but it is activated in msconfig, and CCleaner. Is it safe to uninstall and reinstall it again? If I uninstall it, will my touchpad still operate?

A:Synaptics Touchpad

Hi, kyzersoze.

You'll be fine. On my Toshiba, I've done it at least a half dozen times for various reasons - none which are important here.

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Hi. I'm having a problem with my HP Pavilion dv6000's touchpad. Recently (i.e. Today) it has been giving me an error and shutting down a program called "Synaptics Touchpad Enhancements", which has the adverse effects of slowing down the touchpad's sensitivity, and making the scroll bar on the side of the pad useless. Restarting solves this problem, but it occurs again after perhaps thirty minutes or so. I've already tried redownloading the drivers for it, but it hasn't solved the problem. In addition, upon selecting the mouse via the Control Panel, I'm confronted with this error.This problem has me stumped. Can anyone shed some light on what I could do to solve this?

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A:Synaptics Touchpad

Hi,The issue you have mentioned and the error you attached clearly state that there is an issue with the Synaptics Touchpad drivers on the system. To resolve the issue, I suggest you uninstall the Synaptics Touchpad drivers completely from the system through Control Panel, Add/Remote programs (Win XP) or Programs and Features (Win Vista). After complete uninstallation, please restart the system. Download the latest drivers from the following weblink and then install the software. This will definitely resolve the issue.http://www.synaptics.com/support/driversHope this information helps.Regards,Vidya

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I would like to mention that upgrading to Windows 10 on 2 HP laptops. On the one that is older which had the synaptics driver the tapping worked fine, on the newer unit the driver was current with version 19. something. With attempting to adjust the synaptics using the up to date driver there was real no satisfaction. I deleted it and installed the driver and it works great..

Hope this helps someone...


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Hello, this is a strange problem I am having...
I used to have xp on my amilo laptop, with synaptics driver 7.10.10, May 2004 driver. The nice thing about this was that the touchpad was disabled when an external mouse was plugged in, just by ticking the proper box in the driver setting panel (disable touchpad when external ... ). Easy and working fine: also, the touchpad was reenabled automatically removing the external mouse.
Now I switched to win7, and I lost this capability. Fujitsu site does not have an updated driver, and recommends to use the manufacturer drivers. Fine, but...
1) the latest version for Win 7/Vista 32 bit is 14.0.3.C, it works OK but there is no trace of that box (disable touchpad when external...): you can only disable the touchpad, and reenable manually.
2) in desperation, I took the old driver used in xp, run the setup in compatibility mode, and it installed (barring the usual complaints about incompatibility); again, it works fine, but no trace of that capability.

Is something in win7 preventing this feature from working? Or is some mix of amilo hardware and win7 causing the problem?
Thanks for any suggestion
Roberto, Milan, Italy

A:Touchpad synaptics problem

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N450 @ 1.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 139212 MB, Free - 113661 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, JE02_PT
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

I just did a system restore to "factory settings". Now, my touchpad is erratic and too sensitive. When I go to the Control Panel and click on "Mouse" (as all the advice suggests), I cannot find anything pertaining to the touchpad. I don't know if I need a driver or what. Any help would be greatly appreciated - preferrably before I throw this thing across the room!

A:synaptics touchpad sensitivity

yes you prolly need the synaptics manager driver? What brand PC do u have? if its a dell or HP please post your Dell 7-character Service Tag or your HP Product Number so we can better assist you

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Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron B130, yes old I know. Long story short, let a friend borrow it who prefers a regular mouse, they installed it. Now I cant get my touchpad to work AT ALL. I have gone through Dell website and downloaded driver, nothing is working. Under my Control Panel-Mouse- under hardware all I have is "HID compliant mouse" I do have a tab that has the Synaptics symbol and the word buttons, no option to enable it anywhere. If anybody can help me it would be greatly appreciated!!

A:Synaptics Touchpad not working at all

it maybe one of the functions keys - on Toshiba and HP I know the function Key F9 or F11 with FN key
so you hold the FN key down (on toshiba a drop down menu appears at the top of the screen ) and then press f9 or f11 or any key that has a symbol that may look correct
that will toggle between enable and disable the touch pad

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My mouse pointer was getting locked & would start functioning when any key was pressed on key board. Further pointer was automatically selecting last file in a folder. I updated touchpad driver (windows 10), but problem persisted. Now I uninstalled synaptic software related to touchpad. How to re-installed the same. On Lenovo support site only drivers update is available.

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My Touchpad is not workingMy Touchpad is a PS/2 Port Synaptics TouchPad.Driver version is which is a compatible driver provide by HP for this OS.My Laptop Model is HP Probook 4540sI try to upgrade the drive, I also tried every possible troubleshoot but my touchpad still refuses to work. Operating System is detecting it in Device Manager. I have posted this problem before, but I got no response from anyone.

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My HP notebook was Windows 10 and was downgraded to Windows 7.   My touchpad is too touchy and I continuously find that it moves around the screen while i am typing.  I thought that I would just disable it.  It shows up on the hardware as a mouse PS2 and it does not have a disable button.  I just deleted the install file but it constantly re-loads on a re-boot.  I love my HP notebook, but the touchpad is driving me crazy, please help me.  

A:i have a synaptics touchpad under Windows 7.

Hi: Use the W10 touchpad driver from your notebook's support page. It also has the drivers for W8.1 and W7. That would be the only suggestion I can offer.

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So I've upgraded to windows 7 64-bit and now I'm having trouble even installing a Synaptics driver. No matter what version I use (I've been all over the internet, including Gateway's site) the install always fails, most often with this screen.

I know this is a tough one, but I'd appreciate your help.

A:More Synaptics Touchpad Woes

Have you tried loading it in Vista Compatibility mode?

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After upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 the Synaptics PS/2 touchpad no longer has scolling ability. I have tried vertical and horizontal, as well as 1 and 2 finger. The touch pad is enabled and scolling is enabled. The current driver is which was updated by windows update. I have downloaded and installed from the Synaptics website and it didn't work. I have tried the Windows 8 driver from Synaptics as well and had no luck (failed to install even in compatibility mode). The original Compaq Windows 7 driver wouldn't work either. Unable to find any solution by searching or reading the forums. Any help is appreciated.

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Is there a real fix for the Touchpad? I went through an hour with HP support, who told me I had viruses and sent me to a fee-based support. I cleared my system myself and re-installed the driver, no luck. Finally just disabled the Touchpad and used a wired mouse. Issue solved. 

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Hello, I have now Lenovo Y50-70 with touch screen and Synaptics touchpad (SMBUS). I had Elantech before and it was much better than Synaptics.1st problem is long delay when I click two fingers for middle click (for example new tab or close tab in Firefox/Palemoon) , but in Internet explorer it faster. On Elantech I haven't got thid problem, clicking with two finger was fast as possible. Delay is maybe 500ms. 2nd problem which I have is, how to enable Edge scroll for one finger (on the right side) . I can't find nothing in registry. In Elantech this funtion works perfectly :-/ . Thank you in advance, but I am using touchpad very often, so I need solve these two problems.

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I reverted to V18 of the Synaptics driver as suggested. However, the scroll bar does not work.

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Just Installed (clean install) Windows 7 64 bit on my laptop today, what a pain, tried an update first on my 32 bit but had problems so I decided to go ahead with installin 64 bit as my computer was compatible.

Anyway, got it installed and I'm re-installing my software.

Main problem is I can't seem to get a driver for my touchpad on my laptop which is a Fujitsu Siemens just over a year old. Fujitsu do not have 64 bit drivers but I got one from Synaptics.com which is supposed to be compatible and signed but when I try to run it I get the error message that it is not a Win32 app.

Anyone got an answer for me.

A:Synaptics Touchpad Driver

OK. Managed to find a driver which seems to work.

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Hi all,

I tried to install a wireless mouse for my laptop, which I could't get to work(!). No problem, except that when I returned to using my normal Synaptics Touchpad it had lost it's Virtual Scrolling capability. Also, its touch-sensitive areas no longer work.

Furthermore, Synaptics Touchpad seems to have (semi-)disappeared from my computer ("semi" in the sense that the touchpad itself still performs basic functions like moving and highlighting.)

Also, I can no longer find Synaptics in my tray.

I can't find the Touchpad anywhere in Control Panel to get at the settings.

IIRC, there used to be a Synaptics properties window somewhere that allowed you adjust all this stuff - again, I can't seem to find this anywhere.

(My computer: Dell Inspiron 5100, Windows XP, no other problems with computer.)

Many thanks for any help you can offer.

A:Synaptics Touchpad Problem

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Touchpad unresponsive.  Services shows SynTPEnh.exe, SynTPEnhService.exe and SynTPHelper.exe all running.  Hardware failure?  Cannot find touchpad in Device Manager.

A:Synaptics Touchpad Unresponsive

Is the external mouse working?
Have you updated the touchpad drivers?
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries

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My computer is a Toshiba Satellite L305 and has a Synaptics TouchPad. I use Windows Vista.

For a few weeks I had been getting messages saying "Synaptics TouchPad has stopped working, click here to solve the problem" or something similar. I didn't think anything of it because the mouse was working fine, so I just hit the "X". I'm not even sure that is a part of the problem even because it has stopped coming up.

Lately the mouse will work fine and after being on the computer for about an hour or so, the mouse will slowly stop working. I can still click and when I tap the touchpad, that will still click. I just won't be able to move the mouse. Restarting the computer does not fix it. Usually I just plug in a mouse and use it for 20-30 minutes and by then the mouse is working fine again.

Any suggestions?

A:Synaptics TouchPad not working.

Press FN and F7 at the same time. Post back with results.

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I am running an Acer 1350 laptop with a Synaptics touchpad V5.4. Under 'Device settings' it refers to Version 7.2.0 from 15Nov 02.If I go to Acer site this the version Acer still offers for my machine. I am finding that my touchpad works fine for maybe 30 minutes from startup but then stops dragging the screen when I move my finger on the pad until I lift my finger.It then move a distance in proportion to how far I have move my finger. As anyone experienced this and found a reason/way of correcting??

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For some reason, the Synaptics Touchpad control panel's settings do not save in Windows 10.

A:Synaptics Touchpad vs. Windows 10

Please try the following steps to resolve the issue.1. Click the Start orb, type msconfig in the Start Search box and hit Enter. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.2. Within the System Configuration dialogue box, click the Startup tab.3. Look for any entries named KHALMNPR or similar, and uncheck the box next to them (there may only be one).4. Click OK and restart your computer.

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Dear Team, I have recently upgraded the drivers for Synaptics touchpad on my HP laptop (HP Pavilion G4-2049Tx).Everytime I reboot my machine, or "Log On" Synaptics touchpad gestures doesn't seem to work ever since the drivers upgrade. In order that the gestures start working; I have to manually launch any Synaptics related process after log on.To my surprise; Synaptics is already a part of StartUp processes in my Windows OS still it doesn't get triggered at the time of boot. On the top of that; as always I have been facing overheating issues at the time of charging my laptop since quite a long.It becomes impossible to rest the "laptop" on ones "lap" while its getting charged. Kindly help me solve these issues. Thanks in advance!Cheers,Ameya

A:Issue with Synaptics touchpad

Hello Ameya,  can can you do a bios update and bios default on the unit and check once  #hpexpertday

Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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Hi Guys, My touch pad isn't working on my aspire E1-572P laptop. Windows 8.1 64. I have deleted and re-installed the driver several times, still won't work, although the icon lights up when I press right or left button but nothing on the touch pad

A:Synaptics touchpad problems

The Synaptics touch pad gestures are not working on my Aspire E1-572P, although I have tried loading updated drivers from both Acer and Synaptics. The problem may have started since I had a touch screen replacement done by Acer about 2 months ago. The touch pad works fine as a mouse pointer. I had an on line chat with an acer tech. but he suggested doing a factory reset, which I thought was a bit extreme so I thought I might try here first. Would be grateful for any help. Thanks

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Unable to use multitouch settings , not sure when this happened but it used to work fine and was able to scroll , 4 finger tap , 3 finger touch ect with my touchpad.Now the touchpad isn't reconised, instead ps/2 mouse pointer appears in the advanced settings under mouse and touchpad. I have tried updating software  driver and selecting synaptics drivers instead, but this also doesn't work. I get an error message saying 'This operation requires an interactive window station.' I have downloaded the latest synaptics driver from their site (Windows 10 PS/2 & SMBus Devices v19.0.19.1) still same error message. Thanks in advance, and if anyone can help with a maybe related problem , my keyboard will sometimes not function; correctly problem started not long ago either, maybe the same;  when pressing the letters 't', y, 5 ,6' this types instead 't5,y6, t5 ,y6' amongst other keys (makes typing very difficult haha)     

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I just got an Acer Windows 8 PC, and none of the touchpad gestures seem to be working. I have tried using several recommended third-party tools and all of them said that I didn't have the correct drivers, even after I installed all of them.

I have gone to mouse --> Synaptics --> Settings, and the only options there are to enable/disable the buttons.

Is there any way to enable multi-touch?


A:Synaptics Touchpad Settings

Did you go to the Acer site and download the latest drivers for the touchpad? I have an Acer that came with Windows 7, upgraded it to 8 and downloaded the touchpad drivers from the Acer site. I now have the touchpad gestures. And it really really makes a huge difference!

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I recently purchased a laptop. If i use the touchpad for a while or in certain places (the common room of my college sometimes) the touchpad begins acting wierd. When i drap the pointer along and lif my finger up, sometimes it moves back to it original position or somewhere near, s its difficult to select things.
Any help or ideas apreciated


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my synaptics touchpad has a mind of its own
Hello this is my first posting to your Windows seven forum. I am writing to you today because over the past two to three weeks my Synaptics touchpad mouse has had a mind of its own. It has been clicking and opening files without me pressing the mouse buttons or tapping the touchpad, scrolling by itself, highlighting and moving the files on my desktop and in my computer, etc. I have tried everything from physically cleaning the Touchpad thoroughly, updating the Synaptics driver time and time again only to find no resolution to this issue, I have also uninstalled and reinstalled previous versions of the synaptics drivers that worked before with my laptop only to be confronted with this same problem. I have ran scans on both Uni-blue registry booster and PC Tools Spyware Doctor (which I use as my registry and anti-virus/spyware programs) and of which I update on a daily/weekly basis and yet I have found no traces of what may be causing my mouse to act so crazy. I have also ran the system scan in the command prompt which was suggested earlier in this thread only to find out that everything was running properly and at 100% integrity.
I have an HP dv7-3065dx Entertainment Notebook [pavilion dv7 is the product name on the back] that I purchased from Best buy in 2010. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit that was pre-installed onto my laptop. I have been pretty thorough on keeping all of my Microsoft a... Read more

A:my synaptics touchpad has a mind of its own

Hello Lionpride. Welcome to the Forum.

Try this:
In the Taskbar near the clock you will see the icon for "Synaptics Pointing Device". Right click on that and uncheck: "Tap to Click".

See if that helps.

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i have iball wonder (which has both touchpad & keyboard), i want my touchpad to perform different functions with fingers.
so can i use this synaptics for this touchpad to perfom different functions or else suggest me some software names which can do multiple functions by gathering finger movements on touchpad.

plse suggest some software names to configure touchpad

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