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Synaptics Gestures for Touch-pads

Synaptics Gesture Suite for Touch-pads

Synaptics Gesture Suite (SGS 9.1) provides users with a powerful and intuitive way to be more productive and interactive with their notebook systems. SGS 9.1 was developed from analyzing the most common work flows, from entertainment activities such as viewing photos and listening to music, to productivity activities such as accessing emails and presentations. The result is an intelligent usability model that makes it intuitive for consumers to easily understand and discover features, resulting in a better user experience. SGS 9.1 represents a growing portfolio of gestures available on Synaptics interface solutions. These new gestures are compatible with a wide range of Microsoft Windows applications and enhance the value and productivity of notebook PCs and peripheral devices that use Synaptics Touch Pads.

Why choose it?

  • Compact Design – Get more functionality in less space
  • Sophisticated Capabilities – The entire touch pad surface is available for gestures, and the Touch Pad location is naturally ergonomic for gesture input
  • Ease of use – SGS 9.1 ensures optimized interoperability of gestures, optimized for common work flows
  • Efficient – SGS 9.1 is optimized for common work flows, ensuring users get the functionality they need quickly

Two-Finger Scrolling and Two-Finger Reverse

How to use Two-Finger Scrolling and Two-Finger Reverse:
Place two fingers slightly separated on the Touch Pad. Slide both fingers in unison up or down for vertical navigation, and left or right for horizontal navigation. Gesture ends when both fingers are lifted from Touch Pad.

Benefits:
Delivers scrolling functionality in Windows applications by using two fingers moving vertically or horizontally anywhere on the Touch Pad. Scrolling speed is controlled by finger speed.

Two-Finger Rotate

How to use Two-Finger Rotate:
Place two separated fingers on the Touch Pad. Retain one finger in fixed position, and move other finger in an arching motion while maintaining uniform finger separation. Left arching motion initiates left rotation. Right arching motion initiates right rotation. Gesture ends when both fingers are lifted from Touch Pad.

Benefits:
Allows the user to rotate photos and other items in 90-degree increments with one, smooth, circular motion. Support for both right and left handed operation.

Two-Finger Pinch Zoom

How to use Two-Finger Pinch Zoom:
Place two fingers slightly separated on the Touch Pad. Slide both fingers, using a straight continuous motion, closer together to zoom-out. Slide both fingers farther apart to zoom-in. Gesture ends when both fingers are lifted from Touch Pad.

Benefits:
Delivers zooming functionality in many Windows applications. Two Finger Pinch Zoom can be used to zoom-in on or zoom-out of photos, maps, or documents. Now enhanced with Point Zoom for intelligent zoom control. Users surfing the Web can pinch over a site’s text enlarging the font and pinch over a map zooming in on the map – all in the same browser window.

Three-Finger Flick

How to use Three-Finger Flick:
Place three fingers slightly separated on the Touch Pad. Flick the three fingers across the Touch Pad (up/down/left/or right) in a linear, continuous motion. Gesture ends when both fingers are lifted from Touch Pad.

Benefits:
Provides enhanced navigation and application control for rapidly paging through documents, photos, presentations, and other files.

Three-Finger Down

How to use Three-Finger Down:
Place three fingers down on the Touch pad and hold for a minimum period. Lift fingers up.

Benefits:
Enables user’s to quickly launch (one or more) applications.

Linear Scrolling

How to use Linear Scrolling:
Place finger on right edge of the Touch Pad and slide finger upwards or downwards along the right edge to scroll vertically. Place finger on lower edge of Touch Pad and slide finger to the left or right along the lower to scroll horizontally. Gesture ends when finger is lifted from Touch Pad.

Benefits:
The linear scrolling feature allows you to operate the scroll bars of the selected window automatically; there is no need to move the pointer away from your work.

Chiral Scroll™

How to use Chiral-scroll:
Place one finger on the “target” zone (the right side of the Touch Pad to scroll up or down, the lower edge of the Touch Pad to scroll left or right). Slide finger in the desired direction of scrolling and begin making a circular motion. Gesture ends when finger is lifted from Touch Pad.

Benefits:
Allows the user to scroll continuously with one, smooth, circular motion. Scrolling speed is controlled by finger speed. Linear scrolling works with most scrollable windows such as documents, spreadsheets, large digital images, and other scrollable items such as file lists and font lists.

Momentum™

How to use Momentum:
Place one finger on the Touch-pad and flick finger in desired direction of cursor motion. Gesture ends when finger is lifted.

Benefits:
Delivers smooth, fast, trackball-like cursor motion. One quick flick of the finger across the Touch Pad surface can move the cursor across the entire computer screen. Ideal for use with computer gaming applications.

How to use in Normal Touchpad

You only need a patched driver to enable multitouch features in synaptics. Download the latest driver from here

Download links (for XP/Vista 32/64-bit):
http://www.sendspace.com/file/9n9c6i
http://mihd.net/42vtopk

This driver is made from an outdated driver of synaptics. So you may have to uninstall your existing driver.

  1. Go to Add-Remove Software.
  2. Find and uninstall synaptic driver
  3. Reboot

Extract the zip file(touchpad_synaptics_v10.2.4_vistax32x64_xpx32x64_modded_build2.zip) to a folder

Install selected driver.

This driver is not signed. Hence windows will issue a warning. Do not install this driver on your production machine. This is a development build and using it may crash your system

Now you can  enable these 3 features on your Windows Desktop using Synaptic Options. Go to bottom right in your Windows taskbar to select synaptics tray icon or search synaptic in control panel. Then select Synaptic touchpad in Device Settings.

To get more Options:

Use scrybe [ http://www.uscrybe.com%5D

Scrybe takes gestures to the next level with gesture workflows. Scrybe gesture workflows enhance how you work and play.

A gesture workflow does more than launch an application or perform a keyboard shortcut. Gesture workflows streamline multi-step tasks such as running presentations, doing research, watching DVDs, working with digital photos, shopping online, and more—all using the TouchPad alone.

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Categories: Technical
  1. Franco
    August 20, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    nice! will this work for win 7 ?

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