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      How to enable touchpad virtual scrolling (Mouse wheel) in Windows 7/8.1 - idea laptops


      This article provides assistance with virtual scrolling (horizontal scrolling, vertical scrolling, multi-finger scrolling) settings method on idea laptops configured with Synaptics, ALPS or Elan touchpad running Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1. Before adjust Device Settings via Control Panel > Mouse, make sure touchpad driver installed on your PC is the latest, if not, please go to support site to download and install.

      Steps to download drivers:

      1. Go to "http://support.lenovo.com"
      2. Key in your product name (ie B560, G230, 100) using the "Search for your product" option.
      3. Click on your product name.
      4. Click on "Download" tab. You will see your drivers arranged in categories.
      5. Select the related category and download your driver.

      Touchpad setting interfaces may vary from model to model due to different versions of operating system and software.

      Affected Configurations

      • Lenovo

      Applies to

      • Windows 8.1
      • Windows 7
      • Windows Vista
      • Windows XP


      Slide along the scrolling line (on some models, there will be no such a line, but you can still slide on this area to use this feature) on the right of the touchpad as below figure to use virtual scrolling feature.

      To enable touchpad scrolling, you need to set relevant options under Mouse property window. To open this window, go to “Control Panel” > “Mouse” as below figure shows.

      Synaptics touchpad setting in Windows 7/Vista/XP

      1. Switch to the tab of "Device Settings”, click "Settings".

      virtual scroll

      2. Check “Scrolling” and click "Apply" --> "OK".

      virtual scroll

      Synaptics touchpad setting Windows 8.1

      1. Switch to the tab of "Device Settings”, click "Settings".

      2. Click “Multi-Finger” and adjust "Scroll" option accordingly.

      ALPS touchpad setting

      Double-click “Mouse” --> click the “Gestures” tag --> select “Use scrolling”.

      ELANTECH (KTP) touchpad setting (Learn more Elan touchpad)

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      • Last Updated :01 Dec 2016
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