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?
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...
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
I actually made something for this using AutoHotkey a while back and figured I'd share it here as well: Mouse Wheel Emulator
I think this works better than the solution in the accepted answer by using mouse chording which prevents unintended mouse up events.
It also emulates mouse wheel scrolling by moving the mouse around while holding the left and right mouse buttons.
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
Tap_Three_Finger_Enableset to 1 and
Tap_Three_Finger_ShowItemset 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.
BTW I enabled middle click in ubuntu using this hint