Synaptics Touchpad Driver

64-bit version of the most-used touchpad driver for laptops

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  • Category Necessary Components
  • Program license Free
  • Version 19.2.17.59
  • Size 18.50 MB
  • Works under: Windows 8
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Synaptics

Synaptics Touchpad Drivers are the appropriate device drivers for most laptop touchpads.

If you have a laptop or other computing device with a touchpad, then chances are that touchpad relies on device drivers developed by Synaptics to communicate user input to the operating system. This software supports basic as well as advanced movement and tapping, and it also supports other touchpad characteristics, such as special buttons, pressure detection, scroll wheels, styluses and so forth. Not all characteristics may be supported by your device, however.

The Synaptics Touchpad Drivers are device-independent, which means that they’ll work with most laptop touchpads. These are generic drivers, and if your touchpad is designed to work the Synaptics API, then these will work. It’s important to note that some hardware manufacturers release proprietary drivers built on this package. If that’s the case in your situation, then these drivers will still work but will not support any features added by the manufacturer above and beyond the standard implementation.

It’s also important to note that this package is intended specifically for 64-bit versions of Windows. If you’re running 32-bit Windows or an operating system other than Windows on your laptop, then you’ll need to find, download and install the Synaptics Touchpad Drivers for that particular environment.

The Synaptics Touchpad Drivers package isn’t just drivers. It also provides a control panel for your device or multiple supported devices. Within this control panel, you’ll discover six tabs all containing their own selection of hardware and personalization options: Buttons, Pointers, Pointer Options, Wheel, Hardware and Device Settings. Through this interface, you can dictate the software and hardware behavior of your device. For instance, you can choose the speed of the mouse pointer as your finger glides across the touchpad or change the default cursor pointer used by Windows.

Pros

  • Works with most laptop touchpads
  • Driver plus a control panel
  • A range of personalization options

Cons

  • None
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