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How Can I Activate 2 Finger Scroll in Windows 8/Windows 8.1 Laptop?

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Many times you don’t have to worry about this. In most cases, the multi-finger scroll is already enabled, or gets enabled as soon as you install the touchpad driver on the laptop. In case, if the 2 finger scroll is not enabled in your computer, you must ensure the following points before proceeding:

  1. Check if the touchpad is not broken and is working fine without any hardware faults.
  2. Check if the operating system that is installed on the laptop supports the multi-finger gestures.
  3. Check if the latest touchpad driver is installed on the computer.
  4. 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:

    1. Log on to Windows 8/ Windows 8.1 from any account.
    2. From the Start screen, hover mouse to the bottom-right corner to display the Charms bar.
    3. Click Settings from the Charms bar.

    4. In the Settings window, click Control Panel.

    5. On the Control Panel window, set the View by option to Small Icons from the top-right corner.

    6. Click Mouse from the available icons.

    7. From the Mouse Properties window, click the Device Settings tab from.
    8. Under Devices, select device from the Devices box, and then click Settings.

    9. 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.


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