Backstory: I realized there was something screwy when my Z60m's Windows 7 environment, cloned from my T410, had advanced Synaptics touchpad features: two finger scrolling, Chiral scrolling, and Application gestures visible and enabled in the user maintained through the migration. But when I made a new user, these options are invisible to toggle from the newly created user for that user with the Z60m's unsupported touchpad. But the features work 100%.
I did some researching and found that modding the registry can make these options visible on "unsupported" Touchpads like I just did on this T42p.
With the latest Thinkpad Ultranav driver, open regedit and navigate to
Now the following features that were missing that I enabled were under the following subfolders:
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPCpl\Controls\8Application Gestures\1Three Fingers Down
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPCpl\Controls\8Application Gestures\2Three-Finger Flick
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPCpl\Controls\8Application Gestures\30Four-Finger Flick
Can also see my images here:https://s30.postimg.org/k8xe5ld4h/appli ... 8_to_0.pnghttps://s30.postimg.org/rdf7emkdt/chira ... 4_to_0.pnghttps://s30.postimg.org/6hsx3do6p/two_f ... 4_to_0.png
Now find the REG_DWORD called Visibility
in all of these and change its value from 8
will make them visible. You may to do the same for the subfolders to get the actual options visible as well.
There are also other gestures under \Controls like \3Pinch Zoom, \4Rotating, \4TwistRotate that I did not enable, but you could with the same method of setting Visibility
value to 0
This works on T42p. The only incompatibility I've found so far is with Horizontal 2 finger scrolling, enabling that in tandem with Vertical 2 finger scrolling makes any 2 finger scrolling impossible or requiring too much force so leave that disabled.
I quite like these features so with them enabled you can turn your T42p (or T60, Z60, T61, T500, anything with a Synaptics touchpad) into a Macbook... or a T410. You also don't need to install the HP driver that includes unsatisfactory Trackpoint controls, or go through the other best process of uinstalling your ultranav driver, use a USB mouse to install the HP driver, then install the Ultranav driver on top of that and hope it works. All the features exist in the latest driver, just do not make themselves visible on Synaptics touchpads older than T410's. This enables them.
_________________PC Emeritus: IBM A31p, R50p, T42p
Entertained: lenovo R500, T410, T410 w/ Nvidia, T520, X201IBM
T500, T420.5, T410i, X200, X60s
Enable advanced features on older Synaptics touchpads with the registry: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=122612