Touchpad Issues

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  1. minhestrone

    minhestrone New Member

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    My Device:
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    I love my new Surface Book except for the touchpad, which is a huge point of frustration for me.
    • Inconsistent scrolling across programs/apps
      • Smooth on Edge, semi-smooth on Office, jumpy on Visual Studio
    • Not always responsive with 2-finger gestures
      • Scrolling up/down sometimes moves the cursor instead of scrolling
    • Lack of gesture options
      • I'd like to use 3-finger gestures for back/forward
      • Much more customization needed
    Really hoping for an improved touchpad experience
     
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    I've seen some of this. Is there a dedicated app for management of the touchpad we can download? There is nothing under the mouse section. The things I would like to see are the sort of things you would normally find in a dedicated app for management of the touchpad.
     
  3. sharpuser

    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The jumpy behavior does n0t happen on my machine, @minhestrone . I wonder if your Surface Book is preoccupied with other tasks. Most of these items are lack of consistency in apps and programs, not the hardware and firmware.
     
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    Well I'm still touchpad challenged... I need to adjust the sensitivity as tying to move the pointer sometimes results in stray clicks and the scroll is bass ackwards; down is up and up is down. :( Most of the time I just disable trackpads and use that Lenovo Pointing stick :) I guess I wont be getting one of those here. :)
     
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    For the up and down thing... think of the trackpad as the screen. Push screen up or down to read.

    Or actually push screen up or down to read.
     
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    This is my only complaint with this machine so far. The two finger scrolling is delayed 50% of the time. When I apply two fingers and start the movement, it sometimes takes a second for it to react. Very frustrating.
     
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    I agree that the touchpad needs improved sensitivity.
     
  8. netuser

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    Some say the scrolling problem is a Chrome issue and scrolling works better in other browsers.
     
  9. redstar92

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    No issues with touchpad on Edge or Firefox.

    Had a couple of slowdowns here and there but attesting those to non-latest firmware. Otherwise its been working well.
     
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    Go to settings, mouse & touchpad, reverse scrolling button to change scrolling direction.
     
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    If this is happening, go to Settings --> Devices --> Mouse and Touchpad and set the Touchpad Delay to No Delay (always on).
     
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    When my SB would not freeze, I thought the trackpad was amazing! Everything felt smooth and worked flawlessly.
     

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