Windows 10: fix ‘two-finger scrolling’ issue for Synaptics touchpads

UPDATE July 31, 2015

A good solution for users who have upgraded from Windows 8 / 8.1 is suggested in the comments by Tobias Shen:

The final solution was I uninstalled my Lenovo Pointing Device driver [device manager, mouse and other pointing devices], went to their website and downloaded the Windows 10 mouse driver.

After a reboot, just start checking for updates from Windows Update to start the download and installation of the updated driver.

UPDATE: With the latest builds of Windows 10 you can install the updated Synaptics drivers through Windows Update , which no longer requires this procedure.

I’m testing the Windows 10 Technical preview: i find some problems, but the new microsoft’s OS is light and stable.

However, on my Lenovo notebook with Synaptics touchpad the “two-finger scroll” (osx-like, very useful) seems not work.

After a quick search on support forums, i have found a very simple solution:

  1. Open Registry Editor (Windows + R, type regedit and hit Enter)
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPEn
  3. Create a new DWORD called UseScrollCursor with a value of 0.
  4. Logoff or Restart

That’s all!


  1. Yes! This was annoying the fish out of me! Thank you thank you thank you! Did this. Didn’t see “SynTPEn”, but there was “SynTPEnh”.



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