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08-03-2012 10:06 AM
Windows 8 Release preview introduced many new gestures: touchpad gestures to pull up the app bar, the charms bar, the start menu, etc. Synaptics even provides a site descibing it in detail: http://www.synaptics.com/solutions/technology/wind
Here is another example, for more information: http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windo
As it turns out, companies such as Lenovo and Samsung have provided beta drivers for their touchpads to use Windows 8's new fetures (Lenovo having a synaptics device).
I have an HP ProBook 4530s with a Synaptics LuxPad v7.5, and I was wondering: Am I going to get new drivers capable of executing these gestures? If so, would they be provided by HP, or Synaptics? Also, when would I see these drivers, or get to use them? Even if beta drivers, I would love to test them.
At any rate, any answers would be greatly appreciated.
08-03-2012 01:01 PM - edited 08-03-2012 01:06 PM
Uninstall the current driver for the Synaptics TouchPad and restart the system.
Uninstalling Software in Windows 7
Install the latest Synaptics TouchPad driver from here (ver 220.127.116.11).
Restart the system and check the result.
08-05-2012 06:35 AM
I did exactly as you said: unimstalled the original drivers, restarted, installed the new drivers you provided, restarted. No luck. Upon restart, the touchpad indicator light in the top left corner of the touchpad is lit orange (as if it's deactivated). The touchpad works, but scrolling and any other gesture doesn't. Upon opening "Mouse" in control panel, It gives me an error saying the driver is incompatible. MS upate reverts the driver to version 18.104.22.168. What can I do?
08-05-2012 07:12 AM
Use the Compatibility Mode and select the Windows 7 system.
08-05-2012 11:00 AM
Awesome, so I did as you said (ran it in Win 7 campatability) and as administrator. The drivers work, all configured, except I don't see the Windows 8 gestures I refered to. the closest thing are the corner buttons, but that isn't the same as Windows 8 slide-in touchpad gestures.