Windows users are able to enjoy Macbook style scrolling with various new laptops like Dell Inspiron, HP Notebooks, etc. However, some of you might be facing an issue, and two finger scroll is not working on windows 10 as of now, do not worry! There could be reasons like outdated software, disabled settings or mouse pointer showing some error.
Two Finger Scrolling is a way of scrolling your Windows screen using two fingers. There are other ways of scrolling as well like pressing the left-hand button under the touchpad & scrolling it or setting up an extra mouse. But no doubt, two-finger scrolling is the easiest way to scroll down the screen.
And, now if two finger scroll is not working, we have got you covered. So scroll down for now using other methods and by the end of the blog, you have fixed the issue!
ADDITIONAL TIP: Do you also want to take scrolling screenshots on Windows computers? Well, here we go!
Two Finger Scroll Not Working On Windows 10 [Solved]
FIX 1: Enable The Two-Finger Scrolling (Mouse Properties)
We might be thinking that two finger scroll is not working but in reality, this feature could be disabled. So here find out how to enable two-finger scrolling on Windows 10.
Step 1: Open Control Panel, and search for Hardware and Sound. Select it open.
Step 2: Under Devices and Printers, locate ‘Mouse’. Click on it.
Step 3: Locate Device Settings from the tab above. And click on Settings.
Step 4: In the next section, you will find ‘Multi-finger Gestures’ in the left column. Expand it, enable ‘Two finger Scrolling’ and click Apply.
Follow these steps if your two finger scroll is not working.
Step1: Press Windows key + I and Settings window will come up on the screen.
Step 2: Locate the ‘Devices’ icon, and click on it.
Step 3: From the left-hand section, select ‘Touchpad’ and click it open.
Step 4: Now find Scroll and Zoom and tick mark ‘Drag two fingers to scroll’. It is finally enabled. You can also change Scrolling direction right below it to change settings.
FIX 2: Change Mouse Pointer
For the same,
Step 1: Open Control Panel by either searching it in Start Window or type ‘Control Panel’ in Run command window.
Step 2: Look for Hardware and Sound, and click on it.
Step 3: Under Device and Mouse, click on Mouse.
Step 4: As the new window pops up of Mouse Properties, select Pointers from the tab.
Step 5: Select the Scheme here from the drop-down menu of your own choice. Finally, apply it and click OK.
FIX 3: Roll Back Touchpad Driver
Step 1: Open the Run command window by pressing Windows key+R. Here, type ‘devmgmt.msc’ and open Device Manager.
Step 2: Click ‘Mice and other pointing devices’ and as the options come up, right-click on Touchpad device. Here, choose “properties’.
Step 3: In the next section, choose ‘Driver’ tab from the top. Here, select ‘Roll Back Driver’ and press OK. (In case, Roll Back Driver button is greyed out, you are not allowed to do so.)
Step 4: Finally, click Yes to apply the changes. Reboot the PC and your changes will be saved.
FIX 4: Update The Touchpad Driver
Updating the driver is the last resort option, where you have both the methods to take the process ahead, manual and automatic.
Manual Method: Follow all the steps mentioned in FIX 3 and reach the stage where the ‘Update Driver’ option is available.
Select the required driver accordingly and install it.
Automatic Method: An automatic driver updater like Advanced Driver Updater is the quick and easy solution for your query. It synchronizes your driver according to the latest version and even supports a large number of devices.
You simply need to let your computer get scanned, and this tool will find out if touchpad requires any update or not. If yes, it will automatically update the driver and you are ready to go!
Once done, restart your computer and find out if two finger scroll is not working or has it started working!
Also check: How to reinstall driver?
If you cannot scroll with touchpad, these solutions mentioned above will most probably help you and you will be able to explore two finger scrolling is once again on your Windows 10, 8 or 7 laptop.