trackpad

Why can't I two-finger scroll on my new Asus laptop?

Episode 1256

Naomi from Denver, CO

Naomi has Windows 10 installed on her Asus laptop, and she cannot two-finger scroll on the trackpad with it. Is this a Windows 10 problem? Leo says he can two-finger scroll on his Windows 10 laptop. But Naomi says everyone on the internet is complaining about this. Leo says that's a driver issue with the hardware she has. With a new operating system like Windows 10, there's going to be mismatches between the hardware and software. Naomi will just need to find the proper driver for it.

Will Apple's Force Touch trackpad on the MacBook work with Windows in virtualization?

Apple MacBook

Episode 1180

Matthew from Ontario, Canada

Matthew is wondering if Apple's new Force Touch trackpad will work in virtualization with Windows. Leo says he hasn't tried it yet. Apple's new Force Touch trackpad uses a haptic engine instead of a physical "click." When you press down on the trackpad, it simulates the sensation of clicking the trackpad, and it's indistinguishable from how it feels when you actually click it. You can prove that it's a simulated click by turning the laptop off, and then trying to press the trackpad. Nothing will happen. When you turn it back on, it will have that familiar 'click.'