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Synaptics Driver Update Adds Multitouch Scrolling, ChiralMotion


By Evan Ackerman

It’s a good day to have a PC with a Synaptics touchpad, as a driver update has enabled multitouch functionality on even for those of us with older touchpads that were previously not multitouch capable. The most useful feature is probably two finger scrolling, but you also get ChiralMotion (which allows you to scroll up and down at different rates by making counterclockwise and clockwise single finger gestures) and three finger taps and flicks (which allow you to launch apps, and move back and forth in your browser and in slideshows). It always gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling inside when companies update software for older computers to give them new and improved capabilities, so kudos to you, Synaptics.

You can download the driver install package directly from HP, there’s a version for Windows XP as well as Windows Vista and 7.

VIA [ HardwareZone ]

  • enrolled agent

    Good features. Dell users would definitely be glad to hear this since Dell uses Synaptics Touchpad on their computers.

  • Ian power

    Hey Evan, I downloaded this driver because I trust your website and have been an advid reader under the name soopergooman187 and since downloading this “Recomended” driver my mousepad does not work and I have lost all input device properties. Mr. Ackerman you OWE ME A NEW MINI 1116nr.

  • Jessicat

    I love the scroll feature on my laptop, multi-touch would be so awesome.

  • Jessicat

    I love the scroll feature on my laptop, multi-touch would be so awesome.

  • driver update

    One more time, a very good article, thank you :)