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I am using a thinkpad laptop and I do a lot of 3D modeling in a software where right-click is used a lot, almost as much as left-click but on my laptop's trackpad right-click is a bit harder to click and my hand gets tired after a 1 hour session. I was hoping there would be a way to say click ctrl-leftclick to emulate right-click or something along that vein.

  • you mean map rightclick to ctrl + leftclick ? – TechLife Mar 22 '15 at 16:09
  • yes. ctrl + leftclick or someother key + leftclick. – masterpiece Mar 22 '15 at 16:09
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    There are two ways to achieve this: 1- Registry hack (needs restart and is persistent) 2- AHK (Which does not use the registry and is not persistent ) .. Which one do you prefer? – TechLife Mar 22 '15 at 16:12
  • I see. Can you please show how to do both? Hopefully, the registry one isnt as risky as it sounds or the persistence one isnt too much hassle on every reboot. I will accept your answer if it helps me solve this issue. – masterpiece Mar 22 '15 at 16:14
  • Looks like the registry hack does not support key combination. Anyway I found a program better than AHK (since it involves programming and other stuff) I will post it right away xD – TechLife Mar 22 '15 at 16:23
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Please Read the whole text because you are going to disable the rightclick!
Go to this website and download the software:
http://www.highrez.co.uk/downloads/XMouseButtonControl.htm
You can also download the portable version. (preferable)
The program has a friendly interface, you can set for it to make those mapping enabled only when a special software is active (the one that you are working with). Also it has something called Layers. I suggest you to bind those layers to hotkeys (in settings) if you are not using the context sensitive part (I explained above).
So lets start:
1- in the Right Button part click on that drop down list and scroll down until you find Simulated Keys (undefined) Click on it. (You can also Add that software for Context Sensitive mapping - Open that software before clicking Add)

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2-Here in the How to send the simulated keystrokes part select the third one 3 During (blahblah). In the Enter the custom key(s) part write this: {CTRL}{LMB} Click OK and you are done
The layer 1 is enabled by default, if you have set this on another layer, you should make that enable eighter by setting a hotkey to it (in settings) or from taskbar (which is not the case because you have disabled the right click!)

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  • @masterpiece You are welcome! XD – TechLife Mar 22 '15 at 16:43

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