If you are a PC user who owns MacBook or iMac with Magic Trackpad then you know how useful it is to have a two-finger scrolling feature. You can scroll down using your two fingers on your touchpad. If you are using a Windows OS laptop then you can also use this feature on Windows 10 and Windows 11. You can scroll vertically or horizontally using your fingers.
Here is how you can enable Enable Two-Finger Scroll in Windows 11/10.
Enable Two-Finger Scroll In Windows 11/10
The two-finger scroll feature is enabled by default on Windows 10 laptops. If you are using any touchpad then you can directly connect it to your PC and start using it.
Some Windows laptop touchpad does not support the two-finger scrolling feature. You have to manually enable this two-finger scrolling on Windows 10 laptops.
Method 1 – Enable two-finger scrolling via Windows 10 Settings
You can easily enable a touchpad on a laptop using Windows settings. Here are the steps:
Step 1: First press the Windows + I button on your keyboard to open Windows settings.
Step 2: Now in Windows 10 settings, go to devices and then find Touchpad.
Step 3: Scroll down and then find the Scroll and zoom section. Click on the Drag two fingers to scroll option to enable the touchpad.
You can also change the scroll direction.
If this is not working for you, then maybe your laptop doesn’t support multiple fingers touch.
Enable it on Windows 11
Step 1: First open Windows 11 settings with Windows + I button on your keyboard. You can also access the start menu with the start button in the taskbar. In the start menu, find and click on the setting button.
Step 2: In the left sidebar, find and click on Bluetooth & devices.
Step 3: Find the touchpad option in the right sidebar and click on it.
Step 4: Here click on the Scroll & zoom option to expand it.
Step 5: Check the option called drag two fingers to scroll.
Now restart your computer and it’s done.
Method 2: Turn on two-finger scrolling for Synaptics touchpad
If your laptop has a Synaptics touchpad then follow these steps to enable the two-finger feature.
Step 1: First update your Synaptics driver on your Windows 11. You can manually download the Synaptics driver from the official website.
Step 2: Once the download is finished, double click on the installer and then install the app.
Step 3: Then open Windows 11 settings with Windows + I button on your keyboard and then move to Device > Touchpad.
Step 4: Now find related settings and then click on the Additional settings to open the advanced property option.
Step 5: Go to device settings. This option will only work when a proper touchpad driver is installed.
Step 6: In the devices, find and click on the Synaptics TouchPad driver and then click on settings. This will open Synaptics TouchPad properties.
Step 7: Expand MultiFinger Gestures, find and select the Two-Finger Scrolling option > click on Apply.
Now restart your laptop and enjoy the two-finger scroll feature with Windows 10 & 11.
Method 3 – Use third-party software
You can also use 3rd party software on your Windows laptop to enable touchpad two-finger scroll. Here are the steps:
Step 1: First download the zip file of 3rd party tool. The tool is compatible with both 32/64-bit systems.
Step 2: Extract the file and double-click on the TwoFingerScroll.exe to open the app. That’s it.
If a two-finger touch is not working for you then try to restart your laptop and then try again.
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Did You Enable Two-Finger Scroll on your PC?
If the touchpad is not working for you then try to reinstall the touchpad drivers for your Windows 11. You can use driver updater tools like Driver Easy to update drivers on your Windows 11.