Windows 10: Enabling two-finger scrolling

Discus and support Enabling two-finger scrolling in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi, I recently installed the update on my Windows 10. After restarting, many gestures on my laptop stopped working. I would like to enable two-finger... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by MadhuraH, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. MadhuraH Win User

    Enabling two-finger scrolling


    I recently installed the update on my Windows 10. After restarting, many gestures on my laptop stopped working. I would like to enable two-finger scrolling again. I have tried all the answers on the internet but my device doesn't seem to have settings such as 'multifinger gestures', or device settings under the mouse settings. I have also tried to revert my driver update as that worked in the past but it is not working anymore. Kindly suggest a way to revert back to my old touchpad settings.


    MadhuraH, Apr 19, 2021

  2. Touchpad 2 finger scrolling not working.


    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

    I appreciate your interest on Windows 10.

    Before we proceed I would like you to answer the following question:

    • Do you receive any error message?
    • Have you enabled two finger scrolling?
    I suggest you to follow the methods below:

    Method 1:

    I suggest you to enable two finger scrolling and check. Please follow the steps below:

    1. Press or tap “Windows key + X”, click on "Control Panel." Navigate to "Mouse," under "Hardware and sound".

    2. Select the "Touchpad" tab in the "Mouse" window. This tab will also list the touchpad manufacturer.

    3. Select "Properties," "Settings," "Advanced".

    4. Click the box next to "Enable scrolling" if this option is available.

    5. Click the arrow to the right of "Scrolling" to open the scrolling list and select two-finger scrolling to access the specific features.

    6. Click to enable for two-finger scrolling feature, then select "Adjust scrolling region" or the similar option, if available.

    7. Drag the scrolling region to cover a larger portion of the touchpad if you want to ensure you can scroll easily.

    8. Click "Ok" to apply any changes and close the options windows. Keep clicking "Ok" until all of the windows with this option are closed.

    9. Restart your computer if prompted. Your scrolling feature should be enabled.

    If the issue persists,

    Method 2:

    I suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the touchpad driver and check.

    Refer the steps below to uninstall device driver:

    • Click Start, type Device Manager in the Start search box and hit ENTER.
    • Locate Keyboard Driver and expand the same.
    • Right-click on touchpad driver and click on Uninstall button to uninstall the driver associated with the device.
    • Restart the computer and check if the issue persists.
    Also, download and install the latest touchpad drivers from the manufacturer website .

    Please refer the article below:

    If driver for Windows 10 is not available then I suggest you
    to install the driver in compatibility mode.

    Follow the steps below to install the drivers in compatibility with Windows 10.

    • Download the driver from the manufacturer’s website.
    • Right-click on the driver setup file and click on ‘Properties’.
    • Click on the ‘Compatibility’ tab and check the box
      ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ and select Windows 10 operating system from the drop down menu and proceed with the installation. Once this is done, restart the computer and check if the issue persists.

    Please get back to us with updated status. We will be happy to assist you further.
    Amrita Bhattacharjee, Apr 19, 2021
  3. How to disable tap to click/enable two fingers to scroll on Windows 10


    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern, and we in Community will try to help you in the best possible way we can.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps.

    • I suggest you to check if Synaptics driver are installed to the latest version. If the Synaptics touchpad driver isn’t installed, go to the manufacturer’s website and install the latest drivers.

    • Once installed, type
      Change Mouse Settings
      in the search bar, change the Search filter to
      Settings to see the Mouse settings entry in search result, and then press enter key to open Mouse Properties dialog.

    • Switch to the Device Settings tab. Please note that Device Settings tab appears only if the touchpad driver is installed on your PC.

    • Under Devices, select Synaptics TouchPad and then click
      Settings to open Properties for Synaptics TouchPad.

    • On the left-side, expand
      MultiFinger Gestures
      , check Two-Finger Scrolling option and then click Apply button.

    NOTE: To change the default behaviour of two-finger scrolling, select Two-Finger Scrolling option and then click the Settings icon next to it.

    Hope the information helps, if you have any further queries, feel free to post. We are here to assist you.


    Guru Kiran
    Guru Kiran G, Apr 19, 2021
  4. TimKerr2 Win User

    Enabling two-finger scrolling

    can't scroll with 2 fingers

    I can't scroll with 2 fingers, I've tried the solution below but the tab in step 4 of both methods doesn't exist, i also tried installing synaptics but just keep getting a message popup saying no need to install synaptics pointing device driver

    Method 1: Change the Mouse Pointer

    1. Click Start menu
    2. Click Settings
    3. Click on Mouse & touchpad
    4. Click on Additinal mouse options
    5. Click on the Pointers tab
    6. Under the Scheme, choose from Windows Black/Default/Inverted/Standard

    Method 2: Enable Two Finger Scrolling

    1. Open Control Panel.
    2. View by Category and select click on Hardware and Sound.
    3. Under Devices and Printers, click Mouse.
    4. Under Devices, click Device Settings tab. Highlight Synaptics TouchPad and click on Settings button. (This applies when the touchpad driver is installed.)
    5. Expand MultiFinger Gestures, and check the box next to Two-Finger Scrolling.
    6. Click Apply button.

    If you require any further information, feel free to let us know.
    TimKerr2, Apr 19, 2021

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