Synaptics Touchpad Driver 16.3.15.1

Enables built in touchpad and mouse for laptops

  • Category:

    Necessary Components

  • Version:

    16.3.15.1

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98 / Windows 95

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.4 (218)

The Synaptics Touchpad Driver is the software that brings all a Synaptics Touchpad's features to the user. It will, when applicable, allow for gestures like two-finger scrolling.

This driver updates the existing Synaptics Touchpad Driver. It then replaces the existing driver if it is causing problems, or be the only driver if the original is missing. When the computer's manufacturer has not provided timely updates or bug fixes, the Synaptics Touchpad Driver can be the best option to fix touchpad problems. If the original driver has been lost or was not pre-installed, the Synaptics Touchpad Driver is a good option as well.

This touchpad driver is a good option as a measure to troubleshoot touchpad problems. If the mouse if frequently freezing or becoming unresponsive, downloading and installing the Synaptics Touchpad Driver is one of the better first options.

You'll have to check your computer's hardware manual or other resources to find out whether the touchpad is made by Synaptics. The driver may or may not work for touchpads made by other manufacturers. If being used as an update, it is always best to first update Windows to rule out any other issues. Since this driver is a generic driver, it might lack any customizations specific to your computer. On the other hand, it is easier to keep a generic driver like this one up to date.

The driver takes up minimal hard drive space and, when in use, makes a miniscule RAM footprint. It should allow the user to personalize how quick the mouse moves and choose certain gestures, like the two-finger scrolling. It should start up when the computer boots.

Pros:

  • Up-to-date
  • Wide compatibility
  • Low RAM and disk usage
  • Allows for gestures like two-finger scrolling

Cons:

  • Not made for any particular computer
  • Not all touchpads are made by Synaptics

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