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finalhour
10-30-2012, 04:13 AM
Ok so I can't be the only one who's BEYOND fed up with the Windows 8 gestures on the trackpad...I can use it as delicately as I want and it still does it! I tried a registry fix (dont worry I backed it up!) that was listed on several forums to fix it and it WONT Disable! Any ideas/anyone have any luck!?

-Nate

Krandor
10-30-2012, 04:17 AM
Open up notepad or whatever, make a .reg file with this copy pasted in

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\Zone Config\TouchPadPS2\Right Edge Pull]
"ActionType"=dword:00000000
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\Zone Config\TouchPadPS2\Left Edge Pull]
"ActionType"=dword:00000000
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\Zone Config\TouchPadPS2\Right Edge Pull Extended Zone]
"ActionType"=dword:00000000
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\Zone Config\TouchPadPS2\Top Edge Pull]
"ActionType"=dword:00000000

Run it then reboot. Not sure how to disable the swiping from edge to center though, just found this one googling around.

finalhour
10-30-2012, 04:44 AM
DId that, it doesnt work. As I said in my post, I googled, and it didn't work

Krandor
10-30-2012, 04:47 AM
Outside of the corner to middle swipe that goes back and forth between Metro and Desktop, that killed the rest of the gestures for me, so dunno what to say.

finalhour
10-30-2012, 04:51 AM
Outside of the corner to middle swipe that goes back and forth between Metro and Desktop, that killed the rest of the gestures for me, so dunno what to say.
It's the corner-middle swipe thing that I'm trying to kill

Krandor
10-30-2012, 04:56 AM
Oh well, then I'm with you, cause that one is bugging me alot

Vivix7
10-30-2012, 05:37 AM
Assuming you upgraded...check the registry...mine had two entries, TouchPadPS2 and TouchPadPS_3, after updating the drivers. So, edit the line accordingly.

Krandor
10-30-2012, 07:29 AM
Assuming you upgraded...check the registry...mine had two entries, TouchPadPS2 and TouchPadPS_3, after updating the drivers. So, edit the line accordingly.

Checking the registry, mine was laid out in a different way (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\Zo neConfig\Defaults), edited those, rebooted, and looks like the gesture got killed. Thanks.

finalhour
10-30-2012, 04:14 PM
Checking the registry, mine was laid out in a different way (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\Zo neConfig\Defaults), edited those, rebooted, and looks like the gesture got killed. Thanks.

Can you copy and paste so I can see what you did? Is it just that the ones on other forums had a bit of the reg key path wrong?

pROGammer
10-30-2012, 07:38 PM
I had a very funny experience.
Was using the Touchpad 16.1.80.0 driver. Uninstalled it. Installed v16.2.1.17. Had multiple issues with gestures, touchpad was unusable. Moving it even 1mm horizontally caused the window to loose focus.

Then I uninstalled 16.2, installed 16.1, then installed 16.2 on top of it. (rebooting after every setup, goes without saying)
It worked - there is now a new item in my tray that reads Synaptics pointing device. There is no context menu, but double clicking it opens Asus Smart Gesture - a neat app that allows you to disable 1, 2, 3-finger and edge gestures. Can also disable touchpad when external mouse is connected.
There are however a few issues:
-I can't find the Asus Smart Locator than enables me to define the size and position of the area that activates the touchpad when typing (it should be inactive otherwise to prevent accidental touches while typing).
-I can't disable the tray icon.
-The settings don't show as a tab in Control Panel -> Mouse

madnj
11-01-2012, 03:37 PM
You could always remove the version of the Synaptics drivers provided by ASUS and install these: http://www.x-drivers.com/catalog/drivers/mice/companies/synaptics/models/synaptics_touchpad_driver/23845.html

They do not provide the Windows 8 gestures, and they have momentum as a configurable option. Personally I love momentum and momentum scrolling as the touchpad is rather large and it means much less moving around.

I personally installed this driver, enabled momentum and momentum scrolling and then upgraded to the first ASUS released Windows 8 driver which allows my touchpad to support the gestures while keeping momentum (no configurable option, but the functionality continues to work post upgrade). When I go to the latest Synaptics driver posted, it causes me issues unless I uninstall previous and install fresh.

The latest driver seems to work fine, but the lack of momentum configuration basically is a no-go for me. Every now and again my touchpad does act up and momentum stops working at which point a suspend/resume will fix it (I had this issue with the G73JH also and older Synaptics drivers so I believe this to be an inherent Synaptics driver problem somewhere).

In any case, the above linked drivers will give you the best (imo) combination of settings/configurable options without the W8 gestures, and if you want the gestures, you can upgrade to the first Synaptics drivers posted (not the more recent ones).

finalhour
11-01-2012, 03:52 PM
You could always remove the version of the Synaptics drivers provided by ASUS and install these: http://www.x-drivers.com/catalog/drivers/mice/companies/synaptics/models/synaptics_touchpad_driver/23845.html

They do not provide the Windows 8 gestures, and they have momentum as a configurable option. Personally I love momentum and momentum scrolling as the touchpad is rather large and it means much less moving around.

I personally installed this driver, enabled momentum and momentum scrolling and then upgraded to the first ASUS released Windows 8 driver which allows my touchpad to support the gestures while keeping momentum (no configurable option, but the functionality continues to work post upgrade). When I go to the latest Synaptics driver posted, it causes me issues unless I uninstall previous and install fresh.

The latest driver seems to work fine, but the lack of momentum configuration basically is a no-go for me. Every now and again my touchpad does act up and momentum stops working at which point a suspend/resume will fix it (I had this issue with the G73JH also and older Synaptics drivers so I believe this to be an inherent Synaptics driver problem somewhere).

In any case, the above linked drivers will give you the best (imo) combination of settings/configurable options without the W8 gestures, and if you want the gestures, you can upgrade to the first Synaptics drivers posted (not the more recent ones).

I meant to add that the updated Synaptics one lets you disable that specific gesture so, ISSUE is RESOLVED!

madnj
11-01-2012, 04:02 PM
Glad to hear your issue is resolved. I however cannot live without momentum on my touchpad having used it as long as I have. It's one of those things that just massively improves my experience while working with the pad, so I highly recommend trying it if you haven't.

I used the latest Synaptics driver for a short while, but the overall lack of configurability (even when it comes to sensitivity and pointer movement) was just not good enough for me. Hopefully they release a newer driver that gives everything, but for now I'm happy with my hybrid config.

madnj
11-01-2012, 04:03 PM
Glad to hear your issue is resolved. I however cannot live without momentum on my touchpad having used it as long as I have. It's one of those things that just massively improves my experience while working with the pad, so I highly recommend trying it if you haven't.

I used the latest Synaptics driver for a short while, but the overall lack of configurability (even when it comes to sensitivity and pointer movement) was just not good enough for me. Hopefully they release a newer driver that gives everything, but for now I'm happy with my hybrid config.

chiilin
11-15-2012, 10:47 PM
You could always remove the version of the Synaptics drivers provided by ASUS and install these: http://www.x-drivers.com/catalog/drivers/mice/companies/synaptics/models/synaptics_touchpad_driver/23845.html

They do not provide the Windows 8 gestures, and they have momentum as a configurable option. Personally I love momentum and momentum scrolling as the touchpad is rather large and it means much less moving around.

I personally installed this driver, enabled momentum and momentum scrolling and then upgraded to the first ASUS released Windows 8 driver which allows my touchpad to support the gestures while keeping momentum (no configurable option, but the functionality continues to work post upgrade). When I go to the latest Synaptics driver posted, it causes me issues unless I uninstall previous and install fresh.

The latest driver seems to work fine, but the lack of momentum configuration basically is a no-go for me. Every now and again my touchpad does act up and momentum stops working at which point a suspend/resume will fix it (I had this issue with the G73JH also and older Synaptics drivers so I believe this to be an inherent Synaptics driver problem somewhere).

In any case, the above linked drivers will give you the best (imo) combination of settings/configurable options without the W8 gestures, and if you want the gestures, you can upgrade to the first Synaptics drivers posted (not the more recent ones).

Wow, I'm glad I found your post here. I've been having a terrible time since upgrading to Win 8; I've had terrible control over my cursor with no options to adjust anything with the latest driver from ASUS (only options to turn on or off certain gestures? what's up with that?). I don't understand why you have to give up all sensitivity and control customization just so you can have gestures. (Seems like a step backward?)

Anyway, I now am flying all around the screen at will with the customization available in that driver you linked. The improved control is night and day difference!

I haven't installed the new Win 8 driver over top like you did yet, but maybe I will experiment later. I've never really used gestures, so I don't know what I'm missing there, but I do know what I was missing with no control, and now I have that back, so I'm counting my blessings at this point. :)

Thanks for the tip!