I've just updated my Samsung NP730U to Windows 10.

The touchpad driver (Elan Smart-Pad) updated it's driver too, and now the only option for Three-Finger-Tap is invoking Cortana.

I'd much rather have it work as before, ie. emulate middle click. Any suggestions on how to achieve this?

  1. Open regedit.exe
  2. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > SOFTWARE > Elantech > SmartPad
  3. Modify the value of Tap_Two_Finger_Enable to 1
  4. Modify the value of Tap_Two_Finger to 2
  5. Reboot
  • Indeed this is what I had configured with Windows 8 on my ASUS UX31A. Now in Windows 10, ASUS Smart Gesture (Version V4.0.5) seems to disable this registry setting -- three-finger tap always opens Cortana? – Hugues Aug 6 '15 at 17:02
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    @Hugues I can only confirm that this method works on my own computer: Samsung NP900X3C, running Windows 10, running an ELAN driver v11.7.33.1 (which does indeed have the Cortana option available). I successfully changed the three finger tap to middle click using the above method (obviously changing Tap_Three_Finger instead). It is worth noting that the registry value for Cortana is setting Tap_Three_Finger to 0x1a (at least for Samsung models). @Hugues, does the registry reset it to this value upon a restart? – Alec Aug 7 '15 at 8:16
  • My Asus laptop has ELAN Touchpad, which came in through Windows Update I think. Unfortunately I don't (yet) see any web sites with other choices for ELAN drivers for Windows 10. Tap_Three_Finger is still 2 as I set it, even after reboot. Apparently it is ignored. – Hugues Aug 8 '15 at 4:21

I had this problem after v19 of the Synaptics/Dell touchpad driver got installed while upgrading. Uninstalling that, and with a bit of googling, finding the older v18 driver solved it for me.

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