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#1 Onion

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:56 PM

On my HP laptop, I can put two fingers on my touchpad and slide them down to scroll the page down. However, on Windows 8, it is reversed. If I slide my two fingers down, it'll make the page go up. Its really annoying and counter-intuitive. Is there a fix for this?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

Is there a fix for this?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

mini mouse ?


Not gonna use a mini mouse in bed lol.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

Wonder if it is a driver issue for the touch pad...

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

Wonder if it is a driver issue for the touch pad...

I doubt it's a driver issue. I know this is the way OS X is setup but there is a setting to change it. I don't know enough about Windows 8 to say if there's a setting for this though.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

Wonder if it is a driver issue for the touch pad...


Nope, I tried installing the drivers thinking the same thing.

I doubt it's a driver issue. I know this is the way OS X is setup but there is a setting to change it. I don't know enough about Windows 8 to say if there's a setting for this though.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:19 AM

Most likely a driver issue. Post in HP forum and wait for the update of driver.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:00 AM

Just think in your head "I'm pushing the paper down, and moving up the page" :P (like a smartphone), maybe that's why it's like that :huh:

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:25 AM

Just think in your head "I'm pushing the paper down, and moving up the page" :P (like a smartphone), maybe that's why it's like that :huh:

That's why they have it setup like that in OSX. It's meant to be like in IOS where you touch the screen.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

I can change this in my mousepad settings. You likely have a synaptic touchpad - its under the scrolling settings. I can reverse the directions.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:12 AM

Not having that issue on my Asus Ultrabook and win8 :-/

Maybe its specific to HP or that particular model?

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

Not having that issue on my Asus Ultrabook and win8 :-/

Maybe its specific to HP or that particular model?


Wasn't like that on Windows 7. Its an HP Pavilion DV6T-7000 Quad.

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