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


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).