Microsoft.Windows.Simulator.exe - Changing screen orientation changes touchpad movement RRS feed

  • Question

  • I was referred to this forum from the Windows 8.1 general forum.

    I am trying to debug an issue that's happening on touchscreen Windows 8 tablets on my development laptop, but when I open up the Windows tablet simulator and change the orientation, my laptop touch pad changes the way it moves. (For example, if I change to portrait, the cursor now moves up and down when I move left and right and up and down when I move left and right. (the x and y axis have been swapped).

    While entertaining for a moment, this is making it impossible to work effectively.

    This only happens on the touchpad (not when a mouse is plugged in).

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:45 PM

All replies

  • What type of laptop and touchpad? I suspect your laptop has custom drivers which get confused by the remote login session. Does this repro if you turn off any extended touchpad features custom to your vendor?


    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 3:14 PM
  • It's a Lenovo ThinkPad SL410 - I turned off all the touchpad features and I am still experiencing the same issue.
    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 3:36 PM
  • Make sure you are running the latest version of the touchpad Driver (probably the Synaptics UltraNav driver) http://support.lenovo.com/en_CA/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT063325


    Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:57 PM
  • Just updated the drivers to the latest available from Lenovo and it did not work.

    I don't think it's a driver issue. I think by rotating the emulator, windows is getting the touchpad input confused with touch input and rotating the axis.

    The laptop is a Lenovo SL410. My Synaptics driver is the latest available from Lenovo at (9/26/2013).

    Any ideas? Can you test this to see if it might be the same on other laptops? I only have this one Windows 8 machine to test with.

    Friday, June 27, 2014 5:21 PM
  • It does not reproduce on devices I have tried it on, but my Lenovo is newer than yours and has a different touchpad.

    Barring a driver fix, my best recommendation is to use a mouse when testing with rotation.


    Friday, June 27, 2014 5:37 PM