Windows 10: Synaptics Two Finger tap in Windows 10 Solved

  1.    30 Jul 2015 #1

    Synaptics Two Finger tap in Windows 10


    Running a Lenovo Y500, with the Lenovo Synaptics software (also tried the generic software from Synaptics).

    In Windows 8.1, I did the registry fix (adjust 2FingerTapAction value to 2 etc), and i could use it just fine. Seems the reg fix doesn't work in Win 10. The entries are all still there, and I adjusted the values, but still no two finger tap context menu (have to do a two finger click).

    Does anyone have a fix/solution (I would prefer NOT to use 3rd party apps)? Thanks for the help!
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  2.    07 Aug 2015 #2

    Anyone? Not even a suggestion?
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  3.    08 Aug 2015 #3

    If anyone else has this issue, this is how I fixed it:

    In the registry, under HKEY_Local_Machine, Software, Synaptics, SynTP, Win10, create a DWORD 32bit value "2FingerTapAction" with value 2.
    Under HKey_Users, find your User ID (easy if there is only one user, it's the only long key without "classes" at the end), go to software/synaptics/SynTP/TouchPadPS2TM2133, and change value for 2FingerTapAction to 2.
    Log off and back in, and voila!
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  4.    22 Aug 2015 #4

    Driver Solution, using DELL driver

    Another solution, which works better for me, is to replace the driver.

    1. Let Lenovo/Windows update your Synaptics to the newest crippled version
    2. Go to Device Management, select the crippled Lenovo driver (it appear to me as Lenovo Pointing Device, but might have another name on your system) and choose Update Driver Software
    3. Now (IMPORTANT) Press Browse my Computer for Driver Softwrare, Let me Pick from a List, Have Disk, and point it to the driver contained in the following archive:

    Restart, and allow Windows to run the Synaptics Helper, if asked.
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  5.    22 Aug 2015 #5

    Yes, I noticed the Dell driver doesn't disable the function. (My wife recently got a Dell E7240) I don't like using cross-brand drivers though. The registry hack works well.
    (Btw, instead of going to Hkey_Users, you can just go to Hkey_Current_User, and follow the rest - works just as well)
    Thanks for the suggestion though.
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  6.    30 Nov 2016 #6

    Thank you, very much. I was on a 1.5 hour phone call with Lenovo support to (unsuccessfully) try to fix this issue.

    After I followed instructions for HKEY_MACHINE, I didn't see the recently created DWORD entry in the HKEY_USERS or HKEY_CURRENTUSER branch even after refreshing. So I just created the same DWORD entry in the TouchPad folder, signed off, signed on and voila. I finally have the 2 finger tap function.

    I wasn't going to try the other suggestion with a different branded driver that has to be downloaded from a private One drive account with potential viruses.

    I wonder why changing the settings in the synaptics TouchPad settings not only didn't change the registry entry but the entry wasn't even in there! I wonder if I can add entries for various different gestures and make them do various custom functions.

    Thanks again!
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