I recently upgraded my Asus Zenbook UX31E laptop to Windows 8. Here I’ll show you what I did to update my Elantech drivers to get gestures (swipe from left, top, right, bottom) working. As a bonus, I’ll also show you how to get three finger tap = middle click so you can open new browser tabs easily.
- Download the latest Elantech driver for Windows 8 from here: http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Touchpad&p=3&s=110. The file name should look like this: Touchpad_Elanteh_Pega_Win7_Win8_….
- Install the driver and reboot.
- Try out the gestures and test scrolling. If you’re happy with the driver, stop reading here.
- Download Process Hacker and run it with administrator privileges.
- Press Ctrl+F and search for “elantech”. You should get some results that have Type = Key and Name = HKU\S-1-5-21-<many digits>\Software\Elantech\….
- Double-click on one of the results and click Properties. The registry editor should pop up at that registry key.
- On the left, make sure you’re at SmartPad:
- To disable annoying behavior where the touchpad freezes up when you’re typing: set the values of DisableWhenType_DelayTime_Gesture, DisableWhenType_DelayTime_Move, DisableWhenType_DelayTime_Tap all to 0.
- To disable scrolling inertia: set EGS_InertialScroll_Enable and SC_InertialScroll_Enable both to 0. (I can’t remember which one it is, so you might as well set both.)
- To enable three finger tap = middle click: set Tap_Three_Finger to 2 (left click = 0, right click = 1, middle click = 2) and set Tap_Three_Finger_Enable to 1.
Please post a comment if you have any questions.