Emulate Middle Mouse Button on Windows 7 with Synaptics Touchpad Drivers

Writing by on Saturday, 13 of September , 2014 at 6:30 pm

Even after installing multiple version of the Synaptics Touchpad Drivers I wasn’t able to emulate the Middle Mouse Button by pressing Left/Right Buttons on my HP Laptop’s Touchpad and finally after some searching on the web I found a solution from sinairv. Note: You will have to mess with “regedit”.

# Open up regedit for changes to Windows Registry
Step 1: Start –> Run –> regedit

# Look for where you need to make the changes
Step 2: Edit –> Find –> 2FingerTapAction

# For me the path was
# HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTP\TouchpadPS2_2
Step 3: Notice that there are several Mouse actions

# Create a new entry to add
Step 4: Right Click –> New –> DWORD

# New value HasBothButtonFeature = 1
Step 5: Enter HasBothButtonFeature with value 1

# Let changes take effect
Step 6: Log off and Log in

# Test emulation of middle click
Step 7: Open a browser and a new tab and press both buttons to close the tab

That should make your browsing experience a bit faster now.

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Shivdev Kalambi is a Software Development Manager, previously a Principal Software Engineer at ArcSight/HP. With over 16 years' experience in software development, he's worked on several technologies and played different roles and contributed to all phases of projects. Non-tech activies include Ping-pong, Rock Climbing and Yoga at PG, Golf, Skiing, Swimming & a beer enthusiast.