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I have a mouse with only two buttons but I still need to use the middle mouse click for some programs. Is there a way to emulate the middle mouse click (e.g. by adding a keyboard shortcurt) in Windows 7?

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Try pressing both the left and right mouse buttons at the same time. If it doesn't work, take a look at this:

Try searching the site next time, there is already an answer: How can I emulate middle click in Windows on a touchpad?

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If you are at all familiar with AutoIt or Autohotkey you could map any button you like to function as the middle mouse button. If you're not familiar with them, it will take less than 10 minutes to download, install and learn the syntax required to do this.

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I have a Toshiba Kirabook with Windows 8.1 and similarly no middle mouse button and one of my programs requires a middle mouse click for some functions. I was experimenting with different key strike combinations and found that if I hold down the "Fn" key between the "ctrl" and "windows/ startmenu" key and left-click, then it makes a middle mouse click in any program. Hope this helps Kirabook users.

Regards, Christopher Collins

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Did you try Shift+Leftclick or something similar? Some laptops use that combination to simulate middle button. Or click both buttons.

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Use the free tool NeatMouse. It allows you to emulate any mouse-button via a configurable key.

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NeatMouse was a good tip. Thanks for that. At the end I have written my own mini-exe to simuate it via a single key. – Peter Oct 30 '15 at 17:55

The functions you're looking for are RegisterHotKey and SendInput.

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Note: this refers to how to code this using the win32 API – soandos Dec 1 '11 at 8:12

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