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4 stars out of 5
· 8/16/2015
Does what it says

Basic, but fully functional

1 stars out of 5
· 6/26/2015
Surface Trackpad App

Version Only gave this a 1 star. Would really put about a dozen minuses in front of it. Talk about worthless!!!!! Using Surface Pro 2 w/ Win 8.1. Did the permissions thing, told that the app was installed and functional but got the error message that the Trackpad was unable to be configured. Did the suggestions...nothing. Read the reviews about Win 8.1 having the capability to shut this stupid thing off...wondering what Win 8.1 they're using. The only thing I have available is to change the primary mouse buttons and the number of scroll lines. I've been exposed to touchpads for over 15 years and have hated them for all that time. I have a cheap ol' Samsung laptop and even they provided a way to shut that pad off. C'mon Microsoft...ya' got any code writers that have the consumer of their products in mind? Either fix it or quit writing apps. I see we're given 1000 characters for these reviews. That's not enough to cover all the names I've called this thing.

2 stars out of 5
· 10/28/2014
Works, Sort of

This app does not work as well as I hoped. Changing the settings does turn the trackpad off. However, after short time it will be on again, even though it is still set to off.

1 stars out of 5
· 7/16/2014
Tap To Click Problem resolved, app does not work

For those looking to solve the Tap To Click issue that this app used to solve for Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3, go to this article: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/forum/surfpro3-surfhardware/surface-pro-3-disable-tap-to-click/410e081b-be05-4a71-bf85-9c1bb97af666 . The option "Turn off Taps" solved the problem for me. It is hidden.

1 stars out of 5
· 6/25/2014
No Support for Surface Pro 3 TypeCover - HELP!

I leverage the Surface Bluetooth mouse and need something to disable the touch-pad when an external mouse is connected. I've never mastered the touchpad, so at this point its primary function is to frustrate me by making my cursor jump when I'm trying to type. Please, please, PLEASE update this app to support the new TypeCovers or include more robust touchpad settings support in Windows. I'm honestly considering placing some kind of sticky film over the touchpad to avoid all these random cursor jumps.

1 stars out of 5
· 4/1/2014
Incompatible with MS Surface 2 Pro (April 2014)

I have the more traditional keyboard (i.e. "Type Cover") and this application does NOT disable the touchpad. To be editing an Excel document only to find the cursor has moved to an unintended cell --- infuriating!! It's hard to take this device serious as a tablet until this gets fixed. So close, so very close to a sweet solution.....

1 stars out of 5
· 1/4/2014
Does not work with Surface Pro 2 and Type Cover 2

I recently purchased a Surface Pro 2 and Type Cover 2. My system is fully patched, the Type Cover works and is recognized on the Devices and Printers list. However, the Trackpad Settings app simply does not recognize it and tells me that "No trackpad is connected. Attach a Touch Cover or Type Cover." Hopefully a future update will allow it to recognize my configuration as I would like to use its settings to turn the trackpad off under certain circumstances. The app provides no support link for assistance.

2 stars out of 5
· 11/19/2013
Doesn't recognize type cover 2

I've tried the trouble shooting steps and it still isn't recognizing my type cover 2.

2 stars out of 5
· 11/15/2013
No Touch Cover2 / Type Cover 2 support

This app doesn't detect Touch/Type Cover 2. This isn't an issue for Surface 2 owners, but Surface RT owners have no Windows 8/8.1 support for these covers in "System Settings." Microsoft, if you want to sell these covers, you might want to support the millions of Surface tablets already in the wild instead of just the new models.

3 stars out of 5
· 11/3/2013

While useful on a very basic level I was hoping to see a "sensitivity" option allowing the user to adjust how sensitive the trackpad is like there is on traditional laptop trackpads. That was the whole reason I downloaded it. My trackpad, for some reason, doesn't always register when I tap it to click...which means I have to use the click button on the bottom of the trackpad which is inconvenient.

stars out of 5


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