Blade 2016 Touchpad/Synaptics Question

Discussion in 'Systems' started by matthewrex, Aug 7, 2016.

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  1. matthewrex

    matthewrex New Member


    I got my Razer Blade 2016 last week and I'm really liking it overall (there's a few niggles but most are small) but the Synaptics trackpad drivers are driving me (heh) nuts.

    I hate the three-finger swipe to switch apps- it'd be much more useful if it were forward/back for Browsers and other apps. The Synaptics drivers don't even allow any customization of the driver (example), and they don't have two-finger swipe gestures either. Overall it seems like pretty bare-bones drivers.

    My question is this: is it necessary to use the Synaptics drivers or would Windows 10's default drivers suffice? I know the Windows 10 drivers seem to have more options for customizing the trackpad (example).

    I haven't found much help by the way of Google, and these seem like the latest Synaptics drivers, so any opinions would be helpful. Thanks!
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  2. Deathalo

    Deathalo Active Member

    Did you or anyone else find a way to change this to back/forward for 3-finger swipe? I cannot stand the trackpad without this feature, it's practically worthless when browsing the web now.
  3. justinpags

    justinpags New Member

    Anyone else figure this out yet? Are there different Synaptics drivers that are safe to install/try out?
  4. nathanvollmer

    nathanvollmer Member

    For a while I had an unsupported synaptics driver installed on my stealth, and there were a ton more options available. Everything seemed to work, but I ended up reverting to the suggested driver to debug some razer core issues. I highly recommend looking for some generic synaptics driver, since they seem to have better customization support than the default driver.
  5. My only problem with the trackpad is during gaming. For a gaming laptop there is no option to disable the trackpad. My thumb hovers above the trackpad and some times touches it. there are some versions of synaptic drivers has the option to disable the trackpad when a usb mouse is connected but there is a usb input clash if I do a reg hack to enable the feature, the trackpad will not work.
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