If you’re experiencing issues with two-finger scrolling on your Windows 10 device, this article provides effective solutions to help you fix the problem.
Enable two-finger scroll in Mouse Properties
To enable two-finger scroll in Mouse Properties on Windows 10, follow these steps:
1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard or click on the Start menu to open it.
2. Type “Mouse” in the search bar and select “Mouse settings” from the search results.
3. In the Mouse settings window, click on “Additional mouse options” under the Related settings section.
4. This will open the Mouse Properties dialog box. Go to the “Device Settings” tab.
5. Look for your touchpad device in the list of devices. It may be listed as a Synaptics or ELAN touchpad, depending on your hardware.
6. Select your touchpad device and click on the “Settings” button.
7. This will open the touchpad settings window. Look for an option related to scrolling, such as “Scrolling” or “MultiFinger Gestures.”
8. Enable two-finger scrolling by checking the box next to the option or selecting it from a drop-down list.
9. Click on “Apply” and then “OK” to save the changes.
10. Close the Mouse Properties dialog box and test the two-finger scroll on your touchpad.
Please note that the exact steps and options may vary slightly depending on your touchpad manufacturer and the version of Windows 10 you are using.
If you are still experiencing issues with two-finger scroll after following these steps, you may need to update your touchpad driver. Visit the manufacturer’s website or use Windows Update to check for driver updates.
Update the touchpad driver
1. Press the Windows key + X on your keyboard to open the Start menu.
2. Select Device Manager from the menu.
3. In the Device Manager window, expand the “Mice and other pointing devices” category.
4. Right-click on your touchpad device and select “Update driver.”
5. Choose the option to search automatically for updated driver software. Windows will then search for and install the latest driver for your touchpad.
6. Once the driver update is complete, restart your computer.
If the issue persists after updating the touchpad driver, you can also try the following troubleshooting steps:
1. Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
2. Select Devices, then Touchpad.
3. Make sure that the “Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them” option is enabled.
4. Disable any third-party touchpad software, as it may conflict with the default Windows settings.
5. Check for any available Windows updates by going to Settings, then Update & Security, and selecting Windows Update.
6. Restart your computer after applying any changes or updates.
If you continue to experience issues with the two-finger scroll after following these steps, it may be helpful to reach out to your device manufacturer for further assistance.
Change your mouse pointer
- Click on the Start button in the bottom-left corner of your screen.
- Select Settings from the menu that appears.
- Click on Devices in the Settings window.
- Select Mouse from the left-hand menu.
- Scroll down to the Related settings section and click on Additional mouse options.
- In the Mouse Properties window that opens, click on the Pointers tab.
- Under the Customize section, click on the Pointer you want to change.
- Click on the Browse button to choose a new mouse pointer.
- Navigate to the location where your new mouse pointer is saved, select it, and then click on Open.
- Click on Apply and then OK to save the changes.
- Close the Mouse Properties window.
Use the Registry Editor
Fix Two-Finger Scroll Issue on Windows 10
If you’re experiencing a two-finger scroll issue on your Windows 10 device, you can use the Registry Editor to fix it. Here’s how:
1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type “regedit” and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
3. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following location:
4. Look for a key named “DeleteUserSettingsOnUpgrade” in the right-hand pane. If it’s not there, right-click on an empty space in the right-hand pane, select New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new value “DeleteUserSettingsOnUpgrade”.
5. Double-click on the “DeleteUserSettingsOnUpgrade” key and set its value to 0.
6. Close the Registry Editor.
7. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
After following these steps, check if the two-finger scroll issue is resolved. If not, you may need to update your touchpad driver or adjust touchpad settings in the Control Panel.
Please note that modifying the Windows Registry can be risky if not done correctly. It’s recommended to create a backup of your registry before making any changes. If you’re not confident in your abilities, consider seeking assistance from a professional or contacting the device manufacturer for support.
We hope this guide helps you fix the two-finger scroll issue on your Windows 10 device. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out.