New XPS15 Touchpad Question

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New XPS15 Touchpad Question

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I can't seem to figure out how to configure the touchpad to do a back button gesture when on the web.  Is there any way? It seemed to work some of the time with a two finger swipe but doesn't always.  Weird.  

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  • Hi AlliGaulin,

    In response to your question you can update the touchpad drivers for the model of your computer by using the following link. www.support.dell.com

    Under drivers and downloads register your system service tag, install the touchpad driver and restart the system.

    After installation there will a dell touchpad icon generated on the right hand bottom of the screen.

    Right click on the icon to open the touchpad settings and adjust the button gestures as per the requirement.

    Hope this helps

    Thanks & Regards

    Dell_Uttam_Kumar

    Dell Social Media Responder

  • Okay, I did that, but it didn't give me any new options on the touchpad settings once the new driver was installed.  I think my drivers were up to date for the touchpad.  (This is a brand new computer so likely)  How do I create a back button gesture with the Touchpad settings?  This is where I am stuck- it doesn't seem to give me that option.  

  • Hi AlliGaulin,

    I apologize for the delay in reply to your above post. To enable the back button gesture on the touchpad settings click on device settings tab, go to settings followed by application gestures and then enable the flick check box.

    Place three fingers down on the TouchPad surface. Ensure that there is a small gap between the fingers.

    Let me know if this helps.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Dell_Uttam_Kumar

    Dell Social Media Responder

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  • Thank you- and yes, I had figured this out and should've update this post. My problem is that I was coming from a Mac and the gestures on a Mac are backwards. I was swiping the wrong way and nothing was happening. Eventually I figured out that I needed to swipe the other direction.