Posted December 3, Edited August 21, by zog. Posted August 21, edited. Posted May 8, Note that if you try installing more recent ALPS drivers intended for multitouch pads, you will likely get a BSoD blue-screen and be forced to boot with “last known good configuration” then uninstall the drivers, then install these. This seems to be ideal for external mice, although for my Logitech mice, I do use SetPoint and don’t have SetPoint set to override the Windows Mouse settings. I personally do have the locking-up issue, but I hate Dell’s version, so I just deal with it and go back into standby, resume again, and I have a trackpad again.

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Unfortunately, while maintaining the same installer mechanism as Synaptics trackpads, ALPS trackpads do not support multi-touch, and generally have fewer features than Synaptics trackpads.

It still kills the animated cursors. You should uninstall wibdows previous ALPS driver, reboot, then install this one with administrator privileges, then reboot. If you want better drivers than Dell has to offer and you want full functionality, go to the following website: I imagine it’s a hardware thing as well as slps software one Where can I find original alps driver?


If you are asked whether you want to run the driver files such as apoint. If you don’t like this default, switch hlidepoint to the Dell drivers. Posted December 7, Do note that Dell still has not fixed the animated cursor bug. The Dell driver set allows setting “acceleration” for the pointing stick and “speed” for the trackpad.

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I am successfully using this version on a Dell Precision M 3-button pointing stick plus 3-button trackpad and a Toshiba Tecra M7. A red ‘X’ appears over the touchpad icon in the systray when it is disabled.

They are more recent and more fully-functional than any Toshiba or Dell drivers I have found so far. Register a new account. Note that the “disable trackpad while typing” option is not user-accessible in this driver, but it is permanently on, which I think is ideal.

Dell That said, if you want an official Dell driver, which might be ideal since the ALPS driver described above sometimes renders the trackpad unresponsive after resuming from Standby, you’ll have to deal with their pretty, but rather more limited in some senses GUI.

I’m not quite sure how this works yet.

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This feature is disabled by default but can be enabled via a checkbox on the Devices tab in the Touchpad. This version seemed to be 7. Posted March 12, Posted August 11, Note that you will never have to do this again after reboot! The new version on the HP website recognizes the track-stick and touchpad, but as soon as a setting is changed, the stick and pad are both disabled on a Dell Precision M Just wanted to let everyone know that the Dell version of the Alps drivers ‘Charlie T’ posted above also work just fine in my old Dell Latitude [which is NOT on their list of affected models].


You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. The problem with the newest dell touchpad drivers is that they’ve incorporated their god-awful GUI and seem to have eliminated tap zones.

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Tried download the latest driver but said it’s not compatible. Sign In Sign Up. That said, to optimize my experience, I set the middle button on the pointing-stick to Auto-scroll, meaning that tapping it once puts it in scrolling mode, which is nice for Firefox, which otherwise requires you to hold down the middle button to scroll. True the resume-from-standby bug is fixed.

Edited August 21, by zog.