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Can't find touch pad settings in Control Panel/Mouse settings anywhere?


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#1 loki2007

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 09:37 AM

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Looking for advice on how to find where the touch pad settings may be hidden on this laptop I'm working on? I've looked in the control panel and there is no icon for touch pad and I've looked in the mouse settings without finding any options to change the settings for the touch pad? The laptop is an acer Aspire 5520-5912 running Vista Home Premium Service pack 2. Any ideas?


 
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Posted 01 April 2015 - 10:13 AM

Hi loki2007 :)

Usually, Windows install it's own Microsoft Legacy Drivers for a touchpad on a laptop, and these drivers doesn't enable the "Advanced" settings that allows you to control the touchpad. In order to do that, you have to install the laptop touchpad drivers which will add that tab in the Mouse options.

Download and install these drivers:

http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/TouchPad/Touchpad_Synaptics_9.1.16_Vistax86.zip?acerid=633639058794305220&Step1=NOTEBOOK&Step2=ASPIRE&Step3=ASPIRE%205520&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=ACER&SC=PA_4

Let me know if they install or not.

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 01:09 PM

Drivers did install and it displayed the touchpad icon in the notification area but I still have no ability to change any of the touchpad settings when I go into properties? It just displays options for the USB mouse I have plugged in.


 
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Posted 01 April 2015 - 01:11 PM

Do you go in the Control Panel, followed by Mouse? If so, there should be a new tab with the Synaptics icon on it called Touchpad or Advanced.

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 01:31 PM

Synaptics also creates an entry in Control Panel.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 01 April 2015 - 01:32 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 01:35 PM

Ah true, thanks Queen-Evie. If you want to see that entry in the Control Panel easily, change the Display to Big icons or Small icons and not Category. Then it should show up.

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 03:09 PM

Thanks to both of you! I'm not currently working on that computer now but I will check later and report back.


 
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Posted 07 April 2015 - 07:29 PM

Hi loki, did you ever solve this issue or do you still need assistance?

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