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Touchpad is not responding - gestures and scrolling are not working - IdeaPad P580

Symptom

IdeaPad P580 doesn't seem to understand any kind of gestures or scrolling when using the Touchpad. 

When starting up the machine, the only driver it had installed by default for the mouse was a default "Microsoft PS/2 Mouse".

 

Affected configurations

The above symptom may occur to the following operating system:

IdeaPad P580

 

Under the following Operating Systems:

Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8

 

Solution

The correct touchpad drivers should be installed in order to provide the advanced functions of the touchpad.  If generic mouse / touchpad drivers are installed or the incorrect touchpad driver is installed, some features may not be available, and the touchpad may function erratically. 

The Touchpad driver package for the P580 actually includes driver for the 3 different manufacturers of touchpad, Cypress, Synaptics and ElanTech which could used in the P580.  

Go to Lenovo's support site and download the "Touchpad" driver package for your version of Windows.

Touchpad driver package for Windows 7 users

Touchpad driver package for Windows 8 users

Prior to installing the driver, please open device manager and confirm the touchpad version in your particular system.  Synaptics is used the follow install example.

  • Install it.
  • Go to C: > driversTouchPad Driver (Cypress, Synaptics, ElanTech)
  • Go to Synaptics > ClickPad
  • Right-click on Setup and run as Administrator

If the option for Synaptics was not automatically chosen,

  • (While in View by: Small icon) Mouse > Hardware
  • Choose Lenovo pointing device