TwoFingerScroll Improves Windows Touchpads

Windows: Using a touchpad on a Windows machine can be unpleasant if your device doesn't have solid drivers. TwoFingerScroll greatly improves the Windows touchpad experience, with new features such as three-finger swiping and horizontal scrolling and, most importantly, smoother performance.

We've mentioned this utility before when talking about getting Mac-like scrolling and gestures on a Windows laptop. TabletPC Review user MacHater recently created a more recent unofficial mod of the original utility, which hasn't been updated since 2009. MacHater's build adds a lot of useful features, including:

  • Palm detection feature for scrolling and tapping
  • Double-tap with one finger and drag with another
  • Horizontal two-finger scrolling
  • Three-finger gestures to bring up Aero Flip or Alt+Tab

The utility works with Synaptics touchpads, which almost every Windows laptop comes with. After you install it, you should notice much smoother scrolling. I was surprised at how much of a difference it made on my Windows 7 laptop. Look for the icon in your system tray to customise the settings (or turn the utility off).

There may be some configuration issues if you're using Windows 8 or certain laptop builds. If you're having trouble, see the TabletPC Review thread below for user comments.

Here's the download link on MediaFire. (I and others have scanned the file on VirusTotal.) Enjoy the new touchpad functionality.

Thread: TwoFingerScroll v1.0.7 update! (two finger scrolling done right! + more) [TabletPC Review via CyberNet News]


Comments

    What if you don't have Synaptics? My ASUS comes with some crappy ElanTech drivers

      What model, as asus updated the touchpad drivers for some of their laptops but they don't always add them to the older models. I got drivers for my UX31E on the UX31A page, they work nicely with windows 8 including swiping in from the edge for charms.

    The synaptics driver barely needs this, it's quite powerful already. What's needed is usable drivers and software for the garbage cheapo trackpads many vendors put into their laptops, like Alps (ugh!) and ElanTech models.

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