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UltraNav TrackPoint sensitivity hack

Created by Olli Niemitalo on 2016-12-18, last modified 2016-12-19

I have Lenovo ThinkPad X220 on which I am using the Synaptics UltraNav TrackPoint stick as mouse. Upgrade to Windows 10 made mouse slow enough to cause strain because of the extra force required, even when the Windows mouse speed setting was maxed out. In Windows 10 64-bit the latest UltraNav driver version 19.0.17.115 has no specific controls for changing TrackPoint sensitivity like there used to be with Windows 7. But the sensitivity setting still exists as a registry key, as I found out by adjusting it using UltraNav driver version 16.2.19.14 and monitoring the registry with Regshot. The registry settings still work with driver version 19.0.17.115 and can be changed using RegEdit, here to fastest possible, the way I like it:

This is the setting to speed up TrackPoint in RegEdit

Or you can just use this .reg file: UltraNavHack.reg. The setting will take effect if you visit Additional mouse options (even if you click cancel to back out).

The original value was 0x00000004. Don't fool around too much with different values, or you may have to reinstall the drivers.

Other ThinkPad models that may have this problem use the same driver version 19.0.17.115 and can be found listed in its readme: Helix, Helix 2nd Gen (Machine types: 20CG, 20CH), S1 Yoga, S430, T420, T420i, T420s, T420si, T430, T430i, T430s, T430si, T431s, T440, T440p, T440s, T530, T530i, T540p, T550, Twist S230u, Twist, W530, W541, W550s, X1, X1 Hybrid, X1 Carbon, X1 Carbon (Machine types: 20A7, 20A8), X1 Helix, X1 Helix 3G, X220, X220i, X220i Tablet, X230, X230i, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet, X230s, X240s, X240.

8 Comments »

  1. Hey you are my Hero of the day.

    This also works on win7/64 and driver version: 19.3.4.56

    Thank you

    Comment by John — 2017-01-17 @ 23:00

  2. Thanks, this was very helpful

    Comment by Kenneth — 2017-02-23 @ 14:06

  3. thank you it is helpful

    Comment by warren — 2017-03-14 @ 04:19

  4. This is useful,thank a lot.

    Comment by Michael — 2017-03-17 @ 18:37

  5. This is exactly what I was hoping for! So great, now my problem is finally solved. I tried older UltraNav-Drivers, but there were either complications or, if solved, just mussing functionality. This is the one clean great beautiful solution, and you found it! :)

    Comment by Alex — 2017-09-29 @ 11:20

  6. Thanks for this! Any idea which setting controls “Press To Select” (pressing the trackpoint sends a main mouse click)… I know my X230 can do it (tested under Linux) but Win 10 has no GUI option for this… thx

    Comment by Ralf — 2017-10-30 @ 05:08

  7. Hi There this is really useful! Thank you so much! Have been tolerating the new driver since last year when Win10 first published!

    Comment by Ty — 2017-11-01 @ 08:21

  8. Thank you! I’ve been trying to find a good fix for this for years. You saved the day.

    Comment by Dirk — 2017-11-11 @ 04:37

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