Windows 10: Most touchpad settings suddenly missing/moved in MSI Laptop

Discus and support Most touchpad settings suddenly missing/moved in MSI Laptop in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Since this seems to be an on going issue with a lot of laptops from HP, ACER and even my MSI one of the windows 10 updates completely removed the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by KathNysole, Jul 29, 2021.

  1. Most touchpad settings suddenly missing/moved in MSI Laptop


    Since this seems to be an on going issue with a lot of laptops from HP, ACER and even my MSI one of the windows 10 updates completely removed the touchpad function to enable it in settings - devices - mouse and additional options doesn't have it and then F3 and FN function doesn't work either so the question that would be asked is why did you not test and double check that all options were available in your updates because one you would think Synapsis would remain working in your code with this update but what happened is you literally skipped it with this update. I have been online since 97 a

    :)
     
    KathNysole, Jul 29, 2021
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  2. brummyfan Win User

    Missing Touchpad Settings

    You could also check whether you have Advanced option enabled for Touchpad in BIOS.
     
    brummyfan, Jul 29, 2021
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  3. Most touchpad settings suddenly missing/moved

    I'm experiencing a weird issue with the touchpad settings in Windows 10. My computer is an HP Spectre X360 laptop, 2017 model I believe, and the touchpad is a Synaptics HID TouchPad. Last night, I tried to turn my touchpad off (didn't need it, since I have
    a Bluetooth mouse), and neither the normal on/off switch nor the "enable touchpad while a mouse is connected" checkbox worked - the touchpad refused to turn off. I ignored it for a little while, then shut down my computer for the night. This morning, I turned
    my computer back on to discover that the vast majority of the touchpad settings in the normal Windows settings menu are completely missing, leaving only a dropdown box for changing the touchpad sensitivity.

    Having been unable to find any solutions on Google, I asked a Microsoft agent for help; they directed me to try and download/install the latest version of the appropriate touchpad driver for my machine from the HP website. Turns out the driver I was using
    was the latest version (Synaptics TouchPad Driver (Windows 10 v1809/v1903)) - the reinstall did nothing, even after another reboot. I also asked my mom, since she works in IT; she informed me that the Mouse Properties dialog box will have touchpad driver settings
    on some computers, but it doesn't on mine. I searched Synaptics in the Windows Search box at the bottom left, following advice from another Google search for what to do, and the first hit was a dialog box called Synaptics Pointing Device, which seems to have
    all of the missing settings, albeit in a very different interface. I'm not sure if that existed before last night or not, since I never had a reason to go looking for it.

    So the touchpad settings seem to have suddenly migrated, without my doing anything or asking them to. I'm still somewhat annoyed, since I just had to waste two hours of an otherwise busy day on this and the Synaptics Pointing Device dialog won't let me pin
    it to the Start menu, which was where I had the touchpad settings menu pinned for easy access (I like to be able to switch back and forth quickly between mouse/disabled touchpad for gaming and no mouse/enabled touchpad for bringing my laptop to class). I can
    pin this dialog to the taskbar for an effective workaround, but it's easier to misclick things on the taskbar so I prefer to keep as few things there as possible.

    Any idea how this could have happened, and/or how to put the touchpad settings back where they belong?
     
    gwyn.crossman, Jul 29, 2021
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  4. Most touchpad settings suddenly missing/moved in MSI Laptop

    Missing Touchpad Settings

    My touchpad settings aren't present except for Taps setting. I don't know why I don't have them, other Windows 10 laptop at my home has them all. My windows version number is here:

    Most touchpad settings suddenly missing/moved in MSI Laptop [​IMG]

    This is how the screen looks like:
    Most touchpad settings suddenly missing/moved in MSI Laptop [​IMG]

    And this is how it should look with all settings:

    Most touchpad settings suddenly missing/moved in MSI Laptop [​IMG]

    Most touchpad settings suddenly missing/moved in MSI Laptop [​IMG]

    My touchpad is working even though scrolling and zooming doesn't work for whatever reason, the PC is MSI-GS60 6QE and there is look of ELAN TouchPad driver screen:

    Most touchpad settings suddenly missing/moved in MSI Laptop [​IMG]

    I don't know if it is alright when those settings are missing, so that's why I ask as I would like to mess with them but unfortunately I can't.
     
    PavelDobCZ23, Jul 29, 2021
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