- Check if the touchpad is not broken and is working fine without any hardware faults.
- Check if the operating system that is installed on the laptop supports the multi-finger gestures.
- Check if the latest touchpad driver is installed on the computer.
- Make sure that the touchpad is clean from dust or moist.
Once all the above points have been successfully verified, it is now time to enable the 2 finger scroll for your Windows 8/Windows 8.1 laptop from within the operating system itself. It is recommended, sometimes mandatory, that you use an administrator account while enabling the 2 finger scroll on the computer. Also, it is noteworthy that the multi-finger gestures can be enabled only on the devices that have touchscreen, or the laptops that have touchpads in them.
Here’s how you can enable the 2 finger scroll for your Windows 8/Windows 8.1 laptop:
- Log on to Windows 8/ Windows 8.1 from any account.
- From the Start screen, hover mouse to the bottom-right corner to display the Charms bar.
- Click Settings from the Charms bar.
- In the Settings window, click Control Panel.
- On the Control Panel window, set the View by option to Small Icons from the top-right corner.
- Click Mouse from the available icons.
- From the Mouse Properties window, click the Device Settings tab from.
- Under Devices, select device from the Devices box, and then click Settings.
- From the opened window, under Select an item from the left pane, expand the Scrolling tree.
10. Under Scrolling, click to select the Two-Finger Scrolling option.
11. From the right pane, check the all checkboxes to enable all the Two-Finger scrolling features.
12. Click OK when done.