View Full Version : G55VW Touchpad question and driver

09-06-2012, 10:56 PM
The touchpad on this is good and bad, the good is that the surface is smooth and the left/right buttons are also perfectly fine and clicks very easily and it is quiet.

The bad is the damn actual moving of your finger when just moving the cursor or tapping, it's like it has a mind of it's own and it will sometimes skip or it is glitchy. I believe this is because of the default ELAN driver, can we instead use a synapse driver for the G55/G75?


09-07-2012, 06:09 PM
Nothing? So we are stuck with this Elan driver then?

09-08-2012, 04:35 AM
I'm using synaptics

09-08-2012, 04:59 AM
I'm using synaptics

Did you have elan when you first got your pc? Where do i dl the right version of synaptics for our g75/g55?

09-08-2012, 07:45 AM
I had Synaptics as default on my G75. I download synaptics driver for my G75 from here: http://forums.pctweakers.net/showthread.php/129-ASUS-G75VW-Clean-Install-Guide?p=294#post294

Living Room Rocker
03-02-2013, 12:27 AM
Since we are discussing the Elan touchpad (and not the Synaptics variety), I would like to express my disappointment with this (G55) touchpad also. I have been back and forth with Tech Support only to finally learn that you cannot modify the sensitivity of the pad. I also believe (that is, not confirmed) that the Elan touchpad it heat sensitive (like a smart phone screen or iPhone). When looking over links in a web search, for instance, I would hover my finger over the pad while I determine what link I will choose. Then all of a sudden a web page would open up where the cursor was over a link without me touching the pad at all.

Can anyone confirm?

Kind regards,

Living Room Rocker

03-02-2013, 01:00 AM
Check the ASUS download site (http://support.asus.com/Download/Options.aspx?SLanguage=en&type=1) for the notebook drivers that are approved for your notebook, but I only see the Elantech Touchpad driver listed for the G55VW model.

If you are not able to change the touchpad sensitivity and don't tap on the touchpad to left-click, you should at least be able to disable the tapping function so that even if the mouse cursor moves around on its own, it will not be left-clicking or selecting anything, so it should cause fewer problems this way.

03-13-2013, 04:30 PM
There's a MAJOR issue with the Elantech touchpad, and very little information about it.
You can't use both buttons at the same time. Since this is a gaming laptop, it's quite inconvenient, in that you can't hold the right button (to AIM in most shooters) and press the left button (to SHOOT).

03-14-2013, 12:19 AM
I have to say this is the worst touchpad I have ever used. Just from typing and having my hand on the rest next to the pad it activates and changes the window or moves the insert point. Finding the fact that ASUS uses both Synaptics and these Elantech pads makes it worse, in that they have something better and for some reason chose to use this inferior product on the G55s. I have tried several revisions of drivers to try and adjust the sensitivity of the thing and the only working option I could find was to disable the tapping action on the pad so one had to always use the buttons, which reduces the usability of the pad. I of course have always preferred the 'stick' so identified with ThinkPads today, but long ago was present on several brands before touchpads even came out.

05-14-2013, 06:58 AM
i love the feel of surface, not too sticky when moving cursor.. but, it's lack of right click tapping (three finger tapping) which a embarrassing. compared with A55 series....

10-01-2013, 06:29 PM
How do I simply disable the tap function? I noticed Ainen was able to...

10-01-2013, 06:30 PM
How did you disable the tapping action on the touchpad?

10-01-2013, 07:19 PM
You should be able to disable the touchpad tapping a few different ways although you may want to confirm if you are using Win7 or Win8 if necessary.

1. Check the taskbar notification area by the time and date on your desktop for the touchpad icon and right-click it to uncheck the 'Tap to Click' option or something similiar, otherwise open up the touchpad properties from the same menu to get to the settings.

2. If you prefer, go to Control Panel to open the Mouse properties and look for an extra tab for your toucphad device settings to get to them this way.

3. If you only want to left-click, right-click, and move your touchpad pointer, you can just remove the touchpad software to get rid of all the extra touchpad features including the tapping/left-click function although you can no longer disable the touchpad through Fn+F9 if it matters.

Apologize in advance if anything doesn't sound correct, but I'm checking the G75VW instead of the G55VW which hopefully will be close enough.

10-02-2013, 03:23 AM
On the G55, open Windows Explorer and go to c:\Program Files\Elantech\ and double click on ASUS_UI. That will bring up the ASUS branded Elantech settings panel.

FWIW, Elantech is crap. I returned a perfectly good Lenovo U510 because of the Elantech touchpad, and was disappointed to discover the G55 had the same one. I wish ASUS would release an in-place swap for a Synaptics for the G55. This thing has a mind of its own - I even gave up on it altogether for a while and just used the MOBKUL mouse that came with the laptop, but it only lasted for about 6 months before buttons 1, 4, and 5 stopped working. I can't get any answer as to whether the MOBKUL, which is essentially a GX850, is a warranted product or not.

10-31-2013, 05:37 PM
YES and TRIPLE YES, the trackpad is borderline useless. This really kills the "laptop" use of this computer. I too am looking at replacing it.