README.TXT for the Synaptics TouchPad This file contains supplemental information for the Synaptics TouchPad Driver install disk. ____________________________________________________________ README FILE CONTENTS 1. GETTING STARTED 1.1 Installation 1.2 Using the Synaptics TouchPad 1.3 Special Features 2. WINDOWS 95 SUPPORT 2.1 Driver Installation 2.2 Using the Synaptics TouchPad Control Panel 2.3 Restoring your installation 3. WINDOWS 3.1 SUPPORT 3.1 Driver Installation 3.2 Using the Synaptics TouchPad Control Panel 3.3 Restoring your installation 4. DOS SUPPORT 5. FILES ON THE INSTALL DISK ____________________________________________________________ 1. GETTING STARTED 1.1 Installation If the Synaptics TouchPad is built into your computer, the necessary drivers should already be loaded and ready to use. If you are adding this device to your system, upgrading to a newer driver version, or restoring your original configuration, see the installation instructions later in this document. 1.2 Using the Synaptics TouchPad To move the cursor, place the finger lightly on the sensor pad and move in the desired direction. If you reach the end of the pad, lift your finger and place it back down on the other side of the pad. If you find yourself doing this too often, configure the driver to increase the horizontal and vertical sensitivity. In most computers, the TouchPad has two buttons which work just like left and right mouse buttons. You can also tap on the pad to simulate a left button click. A light, quick tap works best. To simulate holding the mouse button down ("dragging" an icon or selection), use the tap-and-drag gesture. This feels much like a double-click, except that the finger remains on the pad after the second tap: Tap, lift, tap, hold and move. The simulated button remains held as long as the finger remains on the pad. 1.3 Special Features The Synaptics TouchPad Control Panel allows you to customize the features of the TouchPad. As well as all the controls of a regular mouse control panel, the "TouchPad" page offers these unique features: * Edge Motion. During a tap-and-drag gesture, if your finger comes up against the edge of the pad, the cursor keeps moving as long as you hold your finger there. In the Control Panel, you can choose between no Edge Motion, Edge Motion during drags (the default), or Edge Motion all the time. * Touch Sensitivity. By moving this slider, you can make the TouchPad more or less sensitive to a light touch of the finger. * Locking Drag. With this option, the tap-and-drag gestures keep "holding the mouse button down" even after you lift your finger from the pad. Tap your finger again to end the drag. * Corner Taps. This is a way to simulate a two-button mouse entirely with finger gestures. With Corner Taps, tapping in the upper-right corner of the pad clicks the right mouse button, and tapping anywhere else clicks the left mouse button. * Hop Gesture. This is an alternate two-button gesture. With your finger resting on the pad, if you lift and quickly tap a good distance to the left or right, you get a right-button click instead of a left-button click. Tapping near where your finger was resting before produces the usual left-button click. * Three-button mode. If you have software that requires a 3-button mouse, select this option. The TouchPad simulates a 3-button mouse where tapping gestures operate the "left" mouse button, and the two physical switches operate the "middle" and "right" mouse buttons. In the DOS driver, you can control these features by editing the MOUSE.INI file or using command line switches. See SYNTOUCH.TXT for details, or type "SYNTOUCH ?" to see a list of command line switches. ____________________________________________________________ 2. WINDOWS 95 SUPPORT 2.1 Driver Installation To install the Synaptics TouchPad driver for Windows 95: - From the Start menu, select "Settings", "Control Panel", then "Mouse" to open the Mouse Properties sheet. - Click the "General" tab, then click the "Change" button. - Click "Have Disk" and insert the driver disk in your floppy drive. Confirm or correct the file path (normally "a:\"), then click "OK". - Click "Synaptics TouchPad", then "OK" to copy the driver files to your system. - After the files are copied, the Mouse Properties sheet will show the new device name. Click "Close". - The "System Settings Change" dialog will offer to restart your computer so the new settings can take effect. Select "Yes". 2.2 Using the Synaptics TouchPad Control Panel To change your Synaptics TouchPad settings under Windows 95: - From the Start menu, select "Settings", "Control Panel", then "Mouse" to open the Mouse Properties sheet. - Click the "General" tab, then click the "Options" button to bring up the Synaptics TouchPad Control Panel. - The available controls are grouped into five categories (Pointer, Motion, Orientation, Shortcuts, TouchPad). Some of these options also appear on the standard Mouse Properties tabs. However, in most cases they are best controlled through the Synaptics TouchPad pages. Online Help is provided for all topics. - When you are satisfied with your settings, click OK to close the Synaptics TouchPad Control Panel, then OK to close Mouse Properties. 2.3 Restoring your installation - From the Start menu, select "Settings", "Control Panel", then click "Mouse" to open the Mouse Properties sheet. - Click the "General" tab, then click the "Change"button to bring up the manufacturer and model list. - Click "show all devices". - Locate and select Synaptics in the manufacturer list and Synaptics touchpad will appear on the model list. Click 'OK'. - System will start to scan for disks and a message "Please insert the disk labelled 'Synaptics touchpad install disk' and then click OK" will be displayed after the scanning process .Click 'OK' - Select "browse" and under the directory list, locate and select the touchpad directory which is usually 'c:\syntouch' and click 'OK' - After the files are copied, the Mouse Properties sheet will show the new device name. Click "Close". - The "System Settings Change" dialog will offer to restart your computer so the new settings can take effect. Select "Yes". ____________________________________________________________ 3. WINDOWS 3.1 SUPPORT 3.1 Driver Installation To install the Synaptics TouchPad driver for Windows 3.1 (including Windows 3.11 or Windows for Workgroups) or any DOS version (3.3 or later is recommended): - If Windows is running, exit to DOS. The installer cannot be run from inside Windows or from a Windows DOS session. - Insert the driver disk in your floppy drive. - Type "A:\INST31" (using the appropriate drive letter) and follow the prompts. You will be asked to confirm the installation type (DOS, Windows, or both), the driver directory, and whether the DOS driver should be loaded at startup time. If you are unsure about any question, simply accept the default response. - If you allowed the install program to update AUTOEXEC.BAT, it will offer to reboot your system with the new settings. The Windows driver will become active the next time you start Windows. 3.2 Using the Synaptics TouchPad Control Panel - From the Program Manager, open the Main program group, then double-click on Control Panel. - Double-click the Synaptics TouchPad icon to bring up the Synaptics TouchPad Control Panel. (This enhanced control panel replaces the standard Mouse Control Panel.) - The available controls are grouped into five categories (Pointer, Motion, Orientation, Shortcuts, TouchPad). Online Help is provided for all topics. - When you are satisfied with your settings, click OK to close the Synaptics TouchPad Control Panel. 3.3 Restoring Your Installation The Synaptics TouchPad drivers are compatible with most standard mice and similar pointing devices. However, if you do change drivers to use another device, you can restore the Synaptics TouchPad installation (including your control panel settings) as follows: - If Windows is running, exit to DOS. The installer cannot be run from inside Windows or from a Windows DOS session. - Change to the drive and directory containing your Synaptics TouchPad installation (e.g., C:\SYNTOUCH). - Type "INST31" and follow the prompts. Make certain you specify the same installation path where the files currently reside. This will cause the installer to restore the previous configuration using those files and saved settings. - If you allowed the install program to update AUTOEXEC.BAT, it will offer to reboot your system with the new settings. The Windows driver will become active the next time you start Windows. ____________________________________________________________ 4. DOS SUPPORT The Windows 95 install procedure described above automatically includes the DOS driver, SYNTOUCH.COM. This driver provides the support needed for DOS applications, either full-screen or windowed. If you are not running Windows 95, use the INST31 program to install the Synaptics TouchPad drivers for DOS only, Windows only (version 3.1), or both DOS and Windows. Some of the pointing device settings (such as sensitivity, acceleration and orientation) are shared between the DOS and Windows drivers. The easiest way to set these options is through the Synaptics TouchPad Control Panel in Windows. The DOS driver will pick up any changes the next time it starts up. Other settings (such as the pointer options) may differ between DOS and Windows, and are stored separately in the MOUSE.INI file. You can change the DOS settings directly by editing this file or by adding option switches to the SYNTOUCH command line. See the SYNTOUCH.TXT file for details. ____________________________________________________________ 5. FILES ON THE INSTALL DISK README.TXT This file SYNTOUCH.INF Windows 95 setup script INST31.EXE Windows 3.1 (or DOS) install program UNINSTAL.EXE Windows 3.1 (or DOS) uninstall program SYNTOUCH.DRV Windows driver SYNTOUCH.DLL Windows control panel SYNTOUCH.HLP Windows help file SFTTABS.DLL Windows control panel interface XMVMD.386 Windows Virtual Mouse Device XPOINT.EXE Windows pointer enhancements SYNTOUCH.COM DOS driver SYNTOUCH.TXT DOS driver options and switches MOUSE.INI DOS and Windows configuration file Note : Uninstall program is for Windows 3.1 & DOS only. It doesn't work under Windows 95. ____________________________________________________________Download Driver Pack
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