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On my laptop, the touchpad drivers for it allowed me to emulate middle click by clicking both the left and right mouse buttons at the same time. I'd like to have the same feature on with my netbook's touchpad. How might I go about doing this?

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Try this: Middle Click Simulator (direct download link)

Alternatively, have you tried installing he Synaptics Touchpad drivers?

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It's an ALPS touchpad. I found out that after installing the manufacturer's driver I had to reboot in order to get the extra functions like enabling emulated middle click. Thanks, though. –  matthews Jul 26 '09 at 20:54
    
Did the middle click simulator exe not work for you? –  Charles Roper Jul 27 '09 at 7:55
    
I added a direct link to the download. –  Charles Roper Jul 27 '09 at 7:57
    
Well I found out that the manufaturer's touchpad driver had an option to emulate middle click, but the built in windows touchpad driver did not. –  matthews Jul 27 '09 at 14:05
    
The utility works sometimes, but not always (e.g. to close a Chrome tab, you must first click right, then left, and in Visual Studio it doesn't work at all). –  dbkk101 May 14 '10 at 18:38
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Perhaps try the latest ALPS touchpad drivers then?

Though I reckon you're looking for a hacked version of the drivers that support it for sure

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I had a similar problem with a UX31 Zenbook from asus. They removed the ability to emulate a middle click. Once Elantech driver has been installed to replace the asus driver. Type "regedit" in the windows task bar.

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Elantech/Smartpad Double click Tap_Three_Finger_ShowItem and enter the value 1 instead of 0. Double click Tap_Three_Finger and enter the value 2 instead of 0.

Then open "control panel" and "mouse" (in the small or large icone list)... In the tab ELAN under Options (one finger/Taper, you will find the three fingers option you are looking for)

Hope that it will help because it was a bit cumbersome for me...

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I'm using MSI CX61 2OD and was able to enable these options in elantech touchpad settings by editing registry.There are some hints for this Unlocking Elan Touchpad Gestures.

Basically for enabling 2 and 3 fingers taps I edited values in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Elantech\SmartPad like Tap_Three_Finger_Enable set to 1 and Tap_Three_Finger_ShowItem set to 1, same for Two_Finger. After that I saw new settings added in touchpad settings for two and three finger taps.

Hope that helps someone else.

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