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Enabling advanced Touchpad features with registry

#1 Post by TPFanatic » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:16 pm

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

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Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPCpl\Controls
Now the following features that were missing that I enabled were under the following subfolders:

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Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPCpl\Controls\2Scrolling\1One-Finger Scrolling\3Chiral
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPCpl\Controls\2Scrolling\2Two-Finger Scrolling
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPCpl\Controls\2Scrolling\2Two-Finger Scrolling\1Vertical
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPCpl\Controls\2Scrolling\2Two-Finger Scrolling\2Horizontal
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPCpl\Controls\2Scrolling\2Two-Finger Scrolling\1Vertical
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPCpl\Controls\8Application Gestures
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.png
https://s30.postimg.org/rdf7emkdt/chira ... 4_to_0.png
https://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 or 4 to 0. 0 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.

Have fun.
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lenovo T430 i5 3320m FHD 8GB
lenovo T500 P9700 WUXGA 8GB


Enable 2 finger scroll on any Synaptics touchpads with registry: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=122612

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Re: Enabling advanced Touchpad features with registry

#2 Post by kfzhu1229 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:39 pm

I will try these settings. I have no idea how I got multi-touch on one copy of Windows 10 on my T43 but not other copies. There isn't even settings or anything but two-finger scrolling was just enabled by some kind of Windows update glitch or something
UPDATE: I tried to change the DWORD from 8 to 0 and indeed the menu shows up and works. However I am still NOT able to figure out why my other T43's system had it enabled. I checked the registers and they all look identical. Pretty weird, huh!
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2xT43 14.1" 2.26 SXGA+ 2gb 1*fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
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A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10

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Re: Enabling advanced Touchpad features with registry

#3 Post by TPFanatic » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:11 pm

Just enabled two finger scrolling on my Z60m running Windows XP with the Lenovo Synaptics driver.
lenovo X230 i5 3320m IPS 8GB
lenovo T430 i5 3320m FHD 8GB
lenovo T500 P9700 WUXGA 8GB


Enable 2 finger scroll on any Synaptics touchpads with registry: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=122612

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Re: Enabling advanced Touchpad features with registry

#4 Post by mrtaufner » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:11 am

Uhhh, this looks like worth to be tried.

This afternoon I'll try it on my T41 and tell you guys how it turned out

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Re: Enabling advanced Touchpad features with registry

#5 Post by mrtaufner » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:54 am

yesternight I tried doing this, but for some reason I just couldn't install the newest drivers available.

Also, i've noticed that my trackpad won't work with the newest programs: I usually have Mozilla Firefox and I can't scroll. Same goes for Telegram, which I use a lot and I just see no reason for not use it in this T41.

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Re: Enabling advanced Touchpad features with registry

#6 Post by kfzhu1229 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:19 pm

mrtaufner wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:54 am
yesternight I tried doing this, but for some reason I just couldn't install the newest drivers available.

Also, i've noticed that my trackpad won't work with the newest programs: I usually have Mozilla Firefox and I can't scroll. Same goes for Telegram, which I use a lot and I just see no reason for not use it in this T41.
What OS are you using? I tried that on Windows 10 on my 3 ThinkPad T43 machines and every one of them, as well as every program that I use on them work just fine with that two-finger vertical scrolling.
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T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
2xT43 14.1" 2.26 SXGA+ 2gb 1*fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
Flexview UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10

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Re: Enabling advanced Touchpad features with registry

#7 Post by mrtaufner » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:09 pm

kfzhu1229 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:19 pm
mrtaufner wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:54 am
yesternight I tried doing this, but for some reason I just couldn't install the newest drivers available.

Also, i've noticed that my trackpad won't work with the newest programs: I usually have Mozilla Firefox and I can't scroll. Same goes for Telegram, which I use a lot and I just see no reason for not use it in this T41.
What OS are you using? I tried that on Windows 10 on my 3 ThinkPad T43 machines and every one of them, as well as every program that I use on them work just fine with that two-finger vertical scrolling.
Win XP SP 3, but I don't recall if I also installed the unofficial SP4

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Re: Enabling advanced Touchpad features with registry

#8 Post by Zach123 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:29 am

Is their a way to do it on linux yet?
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lenovo ThinkPad R400 (Desktop/Workstation)/C2D T9550/2GB ram/Intel 4500MHD/256GB Samsung SSD (Win 10)

lenovo ThinkPad R61i (Portable)/C2D T8100/4GB Ram/Intel X3100/320GB Segate HDD (Win 10/Ubuntu 18.04)

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