Friday, January 13, 2012

Middle mouse button emulation

My new Dell XPS laptop is a sweet machine, but the Synaptics drivers didn't have the ability to emulate a middle mouse button functionality by clicking the left and right button on the touchpad.

However, if you add a new key to the registry, then you get that functionality. Copy the following into a .reg file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTP\TouchPadPS2]
"HasBothButtonFeature"=dword:00000001

Log off and back on, and you should have the middle mouse button functionality again. I really don't get why Synaptics keep removing/hiding this feature (My HP work laptop had the same issue fixed it there too).

2 comments:

  1. Thank you!

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    Thanks!

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  2. I replaced "TouchPadPS2" with "TouchPadVScrlTPPS2_3" and success! (Synaptics TouchPad V6.1 on PS/2 Port 3). I missed this for years. Thanks!!!

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