FIX: Touchpad settings are missing in Windows 10. – wintips.org

If you don’t have touchpad settings on your Windows 10 PC, continue reading below. A few days ago, one of my customers brought in his Windows 10 laptop with the following problem: all of the touchpad settings are suddenly gone, and only the touchpad sensitivity dropdown menu appears.

Touchpad settings are missing in Windows 10

In most cases, all touchpad settings can be found Control Panel > Mouse features, next to Equipment Tab. However, in some cases the Synaptics Touchpad tab (or the “ELAN Touchpad” tab) is not there, so users cannot change the touchpad settings or simply disable the touchpad when using an external mouse.

Synaptics touchpad settings

In this guide, you will find several ways to solve the “No Touchpad Options” problem in Windows 10.

How to fix: No touchpad settings in Windows 10.

Method 1. Uninstall the latest update.

If you encounter the “missing touchpad options” problem after installing updates in Windows 10, uninstall the update or restore the system to a previous restore point using system restore.

To disable updates in Windows 10

1. go to Start > Settings > Update and securityy > Windows update.
2.
press View update history.

Uninstall Windows 10 update

4. press Disable updates.
3.
Shorten the updates by install date and then find and uninstall the latest update.

Uninstall Windows 10 updates

4. After the shutdown restart go to your computer and see if the problem persists.

Method 2. Uninstall and reinstall the touchpad drivers.

1. Connect an external USB mouse to your laptop.
2. go to Device Manager. For this:

  1. press Windows image + “RClick the ” button to download Running dialog box.
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open the device manager.

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3. Expand in Device Manager Mouse and other pointing devices.
4. Right click
On the device pointing to the touchpad, select and Turn off the device.

Remove the synaptics touchpad

4. Click on Delete.

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5. When the shutdown is complete restart your personal computer.

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6. After restarting, Windows should automatically reset the touchpad device. When that’s done, go to Start image > Settings image > Devices > Touch panel and see if the touchpad settings reappear. *

*Note: If the problem persists, try the following before continuing below:

1. Download and install the latest drivers for your touchpad from your laptop’s support site.

2. Replace the touchpad driver. For this:

a. Go to Device Manager and expand Mouse and other pointing devices.
b. Right click on Touchpad pointing device and select Characteristics.
c. Yes Driver tab, click Rollback driver.

Roll back the Windows 10 driver

d. Select the reason for the rollback and click on it Yes.

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Method 3. Install Microsoft Precision Touchpad drivers.

1. Download the appropriate driver for your touchpad model below:

2. Extract the downloaded zip file.
3. Go to Device Manager and expand Mouse and other pointing devices.
4. Right click
on Touchpad pointing device and select Driver update.

Update the synaptics touchpad driver

5. Select on the next screen Browse my computer for drivers.

no touchpad settings windows 10 - fix

6. Then choose Let me choose from the list of available drivers on my computer.

no touchpad settings windows 10

7. Click on the next screen There is a disc.

install the exact touchpad drivers

8. Now, navigate to the extracted zip folder and explore its contents. select Automatic start Click on the INF file It’s open after that OK.

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9. Select the Synaptics Point device and press The next one.

reset touchpad settings windows 10

10. press Yes in the warning message.

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11. When the driver installation is complete, close all windows and restart Your laptop.
12. Usually, after restarting, you should see all available touchpad options. *

*Note: If your touchpad isn’t working properly after installing the specific drivers, go ahead and rollback the touchpad driver.

Touchpad options Windows 10

That’s it! Which method worked for you?
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