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Multitouch Laptop

As the smartphone and Tablet-PC market is flourishing day by day, more and more people are getting addicted to the multi-touch interface of these devices.

Multi touch allows you to use two or three fingers at once to perform certain special tasks – pinch to zoom is an example (we all love it too!)

By the way, there’s a good news for all those who have a Synaptics touchpad equipped on their laptops.

Yep, if you have a Synaptics touchpad then you’re in for a real treat!

You can check your touchpad manufacturer in Control Panel > Mouse.

So, here we go:

WARNING: This article requires a little more experience and patience. Please follow the instructions very carefully.  DO NOT PERFORM THIS UPGRADE IF YOU THINK IT IS GOING OUT OF THE BOX FOR YOU.

NOTE: Before proceeding with this, make sure you create a System Restore Point so that you can restore your old drivers if something goes wrong. Please Click Here if you don’t know how to create a restore point.

Synaptics ScrybeSynaptics has released its multi touch UI software called Scrybe. It works with most of the Synaptics touchpads, even if yours didn’t came equipped with Scrybe.

1) First of all you’ll need to download multi touch drivers for your touch pad. These can be download from the official Synaptics website for free. Click this button below to visit the drivers download page:

Click to download Synaptics Drivers

2) Now that you’ve downloaded these drivers, certainly, it’s time to install them to your PC. You can install these drivers the same way you install any other program on your computer.

NOTE: You may be prompted to remove your older version of Synaptics driver in order to install these drivers. Please do follow this. You can uninstall the old version from Control Panel > Programs and Features (i.e. the same way you uninstall any other program).

Please note that after uninstalling your old version of Synaptics driver, your touchpad may stop working until you install the new version (this did not happened to me, however; my touchpad was working even after uninstalling the old version). If your touch pad stops working after uninstalling the old version, then you’ll have to navigate using your keyboard (make sure you know to browse folders and files using your keyboard).Scrybe Icon in Notification Area

3) After the installation is complete, you’ll be prompted to restart your computer. Just do it.

After restarting, you’ll notice a new icon in the Notification Area of the taskbar:

Don’t panic if you don’t see this icon in your taskbar’s Notification Area. You’ll have to download and install Scrybe separately if you don’t see this icon from the official website:


Okay then.

This is all you ever needed to do to get a never before experience on your laptop!

You’re now ready to experience multi touch functionalities on your laptop.

Multi touch


To use Scrybe, just tap three fingers on your touch pad and you’ll get a drawing canvas type of thing on your screen (see the right most image above). Then draw the symbol on this canvas using your touchpad to perform the action assigned to it (better try it out yourself rather than reading this Winking smile).

You can configure these settings from Control Panel > Mouse. Click on the Device Settings tab in the Mouse Properties window to configure or personalise multi touch settings on your laptop.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this article.

Enjoy your new I/O system, i.e. Multi touch!