Does Parallels offer any trackpad support for Windows Guest?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by Don Awalt, Jun 29, 2022.

  1. Don Awalt

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    On my Mac, I use the trackpad to swipe left/right with Safari to go back to the prior page or forward to the next page if I have gone back.

    Edge in Windows doesn't seem to support this, but many gestures on the Mac do work in the Windows VM. Is there some way to get trackpad gesturing working in Edge on Windows? I don't actually see anything related to trackpad in the Parallels configuration unless I missed it...
     
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  3. Don Awalt

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    Thanks @Asish@Parallels but that's not the problem, I have that set correctly. I don't the Edge supports back/foward swiping.
     
  4. Aries@PF

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    I took a look at it and I think the nature of the issue is that Parallels is virtualizing the touchpad as a mouse no matter what and there doesn't appear t be a way to add a touchpad as a device in the VM settings themselves. IDK if you can add a touchpad within the Guest OS and have that do anything, but even the Windows settings appear to not give you many options. I've not tried my bootcamp install yet as that's on another device.
     
  5. Don Awalt

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    Hi @Aries@PF I was just coming to the same conclusion as you, thanks for the post! In Windows 11, there should be trackpad settings under Settings/Bluetooth Devices, then right under Mouse should be trackpad. Mouse is there (which I don't have one installed on this laptop actually!), but no Trackpad section. And you are correct, you cannot add the device. Under Parallels Configure options, there is Mouse and Key card but no Trackpad.
     

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