FIX: VMWare Workstation: Touch Scroll with Synaptics Touchpad not working in Ubuntu virtual machine on Windows 10 host

Recently I ran into the issue that touch scrolling on my virtual development machine did not work at all.

Typically I'm using a mouse with scroll wheel but on vacation I'm using the touchpad.

My hard / software environment:

  1. HP Elitebook 8460p Notebook
  2. with Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad (latest drivers)
  3. Windows 10 Pro