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.