My touchpad keeps opening up other apps spontaneously and I cannot figure out how to find the touchpad settings. From what I understand is that with synaptics touchpad there is no settings. I tried to update the driver and it says it is up to date.
@JKCalifornia Here are a few steps that should help get the missing/not working synaptics tab back:
Step 1: Go to Device Manager > Mice and other pointing devices. Right-click on the Synaptics option and go to Properties.
Step 2: Go to the Driver tab and note down the Driver Version (184.108.40.206 for my laptop).
Step 3: Click on Update Driver.
Step 4: Click on ‘Browse my computer for driver software.
Step 5: Click on ‘Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.’
Step 6: Now select a version less than the one that you noted above. In my case, it is 220.127.116.11 version. Click Next and you will be asked to restart the PC.
Once you log in again, open Control Panel and go to Mouse settings. The Synaptics tab will be happily sitting there. Click it to modify TouchPad/ClickPad settings and you can make the necessary changes.
If none of the methods mentioned above bring back the Synaptics tab, install Synaptics app from the Microsoft store. Once installed, launch it and you will be able to modify its settings.
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