The dreaded elan smart pad

I just got a new Windows 8 máy vi tính. So far the biggest problem is the hideous Elan-powered touchpad. It has a crazily-fast và sensitive sầu scroll tốc độ, và has the scroll direction inverted. The controls khổng lồ modify these settings are greyed out under the Elan panel in control panel > mouse, for some reason.

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I can uninstall it via device manager or BIOS, but what will happen if I do? Will Windows 8 revert khổng lồ some sort of mặc định, no-frills touchpad software? Presumably at the very least I"ll chiến bại the ability to lớn vày anything with the touchpad except move sầu the cursor & click.


Likely, yes, Windows will revert to some simple, basic functions. However, it may completely disable your trackpad, depending on whether the Windows default driver supports your trackpad or not. You should have a USB mouse handy in case this happens.

It"s possible that your trackpad driver may need to lớn be re-installed in order khổng lồ provide access to the settings you"re looking for. Generally, you can obtain driver installation files from your laptop manufacturer"s website. Uninstalling & re-installing drivers may or may not fix the problem, but it"s definitely worth a try.

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I vì not recommend you lớn uninstall the ELAN driver, you will lost all their functionalities which are very useful.

If sensitive & scroll speed are the problem, you can fix that in their option dialog:

xuất hiện the Elan Smart-Pad dialog


The slider allows you to phối the scroll speed


The slider allows you to phối the sensitivity


(I could share more realistic pictures but I am French & my PC also, so I Googled that ones)

Note, if you still want to uninstall the driver, you also have to lớn uninstall the software (which is not automatically removed) from system program unistaller.



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