How To: Enabling Middle Click for Synaptics Touchpad Drivers

Recently I upgraded my currently installed Synaptics touchpad driver to version 15.x, and found that I no longer had the middle-click effect by pressing both right and left click buttons.There were no options in the settings to enable that functionality within the touchpad manager. After a bit of research I found a simple solution that worked for me on all my Synaptic equipped systems.

  1. Run the registry editor (regedit)
  2. Go to key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Synaptics\SynTP\Defaults\
  3. Here create a new key as a DWORD and name it as 'HasBothButtonFeature' without the quotes and set the value to 1.
  4. Log off and Log on again

It worked fine for me on a few PC’s, reach out via my Contact Form if it doesn’t work for your application.