Two finger scrolling windows

When I got my Lenovo Thinkpad laptop (running Windows 7) I was looking for a way that I could get good two finger scrolling on the touchpad just like I have on my Mac computers. Synaptics, the one who makes the drivers for the touchpad, does have built-in support for two-finger scrolling, but I found it to be very poor at how it is handled. I then started to look around for a third-party solution.

That’s when I came across the open source TwoFingerScroll project on Google Code. The last update was released over three and a half years ago though. Bummer! But… after a little more searching I stumbled across an updated version of the project that is kept up by a member over in the TabletPCReview forums. It was exactly what I was looking for.

All you have to do is download the app, extract the ZIP, and run the executable to get it running. No installation needed. Lots of great features have been added to the software including horizontal scrolling support, gestures, and inverted scrolling to make it more like how Macs behave. Having the ability to get two-finger vertical scrolling without horizontal scrolling was what I wanted. When I was using the Synaptics drivers I found that more often than not it thought I was trying to scroll horizontally when I really wanted to scroll vertically, and it wouldn’t let me turn off the horizontal scrolling. That was no longer an issue with TwoFingerScroll.

If you’re looking to get the most out of your touchpad I highly recommend trying out this app. It has a lot of settings that I myself have become wonderfully accustomed to ever since I started using it.

Get TwoFingerScroll (Windows only; Freeware)