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Customizing the Asus Zenbook UX31A touchpad

I recently started using the Asus Zenbook UX31A. Overall I've been pleased -- it's a solid machine with decent battery life, the screen is vivid and I'm using touch more than I expected to.

My only real complaint has been around the touchpad which has a few quirks. An updated driver and a few registry tweaks have made things much more familiar. The result is a trackpad acts and behaves much more like a Macbook touchpad (no taps, click to select; no right button, two finger click for right click).

  1. Download and install the Elantech drivers. I'm using 11.6.8 from Acer.
  2. Make the following registry changes under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Elantech\Smartpad.
    • Make a click on the right lower corner the same as a click anywhere. Set ClickPad_RightCorner_Click_Func to 0.
    • Disable tap-to-click. Set Tap_Enable to 0.
    • Map two-finger-click to right click. Set ClickPad_TwoFinger_Click_Func to 1.
  3. Adjust sensitivity under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse by setting MouseSensitivity to 14.

Done!