Trackpad Settings app no longer works with Surface 2 Type Cover

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  1. mitchellvii

    mitchellvii Well-Known Member

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    Just a heads up. Hopefully that will get patched.
     
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    I'm also hoping they will add the ability to adjust the backlighting for the the new covers.
     
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    This is already available. Above F1/F2 function buttons, these are the default buttons to lower/raise backlighting brightness (no need to press Fn). You can turn it off completely too, which is nice.
     
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    I meant more options such as when it auto dims, auto brightness level, etc.
     
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    Yeah, I have been complaining about this for the past day or so - ever since I got the Type Cover 2 to go with my older RT!!!

    Seriously, MS needs to get on the ball with these kinds of things.
     
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    Is there any way to reverse the trackpad axis without this app? I tried control panel mouse settings and looks like the option does not exist there. I cannot recall if this exists anywhere else.

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    I bought the new type cover 2 and I find it's awesome, seriously this thing works awesome and no offence but I find some of you guys complaining about itty bitty things! you get annoyed over the smallest things! I went into bestbuy to get a new Surface 2 64GB and they didn't have any in stock ATM so I will try back Friday when they get new units in. it even has a proximity sensor so you just have to hover to get the light open on the keyboard so there is no pause when you start typing...
     
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    Yeah the backlight keyboard is pretty sweet. I love not having to try and angle the screen to get a feel for where I'm at on the keyboard. I've also gotten a lot more used to the key throw today. The Surface 2 and the Type 2 is a pretty satisfying combo.

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    There is a way. In general settings (Modern UI settings) go to "PC and devices">"Mouse and Touchpad". For all options visible the Cover has to be attached. You can reverse scroll directions and activate/deactivate gestures.
     

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