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Today i upgraded from Win7 to Win10.

First problem i noticed was that the three finger middle click was not working. So i tried to go to the Synaptics Control Panel to fix it. But i coulnd't find it. It's not in the Mouse Options Menu and the icon in the Windows Taskbar was gone.

I installed the newest drivers (19.07.33) from the Acer Site but the problem is still there.

I just want to go forward and back in mozilla with three finger swipe and middle mouse with three finger click. Another app or program that enables this would be nice as well.

  • Try to go to the modern ui mouse setting. May be you will find there some setting for that. – Ivan Viktorovic Aug 9 '15 at 13:06
  • That's where i have to go to for the normal one, so i saw everything there. Thanks anyways – Lulatsch Aug 9 '15 at 13:10
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Map three finger tap to middle click

  1. Open registry edit by Win+R, regedit, ENTER. Go all the way down to

    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTP\Win10
  2. There you will find 3FingerTapAction key, change the value to 4.

  3. If you find 3FingerTapPlugInID associated with a value SynTP, delete the value.
  4. Close editor and sign-out and sign-in (or simply reboot).

edit: Since the manufacturer of my laptop (Lenovo) has been providing an updated Synaptics driver for Windows 10 with an option to choose between mid-click vs. start cortana search enabled after I posted this answer, I can no longer verify this particular action works. However, the key point here is to set 3FingerTapAction to 4, and disable PlugIn for 3FingerTap. The keys can be located in many places, along with the address I suggested above, for exmaple:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTP\Defaults
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTP\<SOME_MPN> (mine is TouchPadSMB2cTM2911)

Map three finger swipe to back and forward

  1. Open registry edit by Win+R, regedit, ENTER. Go all the way down to

    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics SynTP\Win10\3FingerGestures
  2. Change the value for two keys, ActionID3 and ActionID7 to 1c (28).

  3. Remove SynTP value associated PlugInID11 key, if exists.
  4. Close editor and sign-out and sign-in (or simply reboot).

Swapping three finger swipe directions

This is for the so-called natural scroll, if you like.

  1. Open registry edit by Win+R, regedit, ENTER. Go all the way down to
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\PlugInConfig\Defaults\3FingerGestures
  2. There you would see
    • ConfigID3KeyMacroBin
    • ConfigID7KeyMacroBin
    • ConfigID3KeyMacroV001
    • ConfigID7KeyMacroV001
  3. XXMacroBin entries have bunches of hex code indicating macros with which you don't want to mess.
  4. XXMacroV001 entries are actually pointers to key macros. Swap their values so that;
    • ConfigID3KeyMacroV001 points to ConfigID7KeyMacroBin
    • ConfigID7KeyMacroV001 points to ConfigID3KeyMacroBin
  5. Then go to
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\PlugInConfig\TouchPad\AppProfiles
  6. You will find a bunch of application names with 3FingerGestures key in them (e.g. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\PlugInConfig\TouchPad\AppProfiles\Adobe Acrobat\3FingerGestures)
  7. Swap values of XXMacroV001 entries in each of those applications.
    • I'd like to suggest exporting the whole HKLM\S\S\S\P\T\AppProfiles key and swap all entries using a text editor's search+replace feature, then import them back.
  8. Close editor and sign-out and sign-in (or simply reboot)

Note

Any of these changes can be reverted by the Synaptics setting app, as you change any configuration using the app (through Control Panel-> Mouse). So when it's not working, check the registry again.

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  • Ah exactly what i was looking for, thank you very much. Only problem now, i have no Win10 folder in the synTP, only Win8. How can i fix that? Oh and i can't access the control panel. – Lulatsch Aug 9 '15 at 18:10
  • Can you try editing those keys in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTP\Default ? – krim Aug 9 '15 at 20:14
  • I can edit them but there is nothing to edit because there is no Win10 folder. In the Win8 folder there is only a key for two finger scrolling but I can edit it. – Lulatsch Aug 10 '15 at 10:42
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    I think the driver you have currently is not for windows 10. Try keys in Default not Win10. Also, if the driver is for windows 8x,y editing **HKEY_CURRENT_USER**\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTP\TouchPadxxxx (xxxx depends on your hardware model) might work. – krim Aug 10 '15 at 18:06
  • I have the newest drivers from acers website. The version is 19.xyz but the newest version that synaptics provides is vor windows vista/7/8.xy and its only 17.xyz . Do you have a link for windows 10 drivers? – Lulatsch Aug 11 '15 at 17:17
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Uninstall the current driver by running the following in a command line. May be necessary to run the command line as Administrator

rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynISDLL.dll",standAloneUninstall

Or try uninstalling the touchpad from the Device Manager (Right click the device and press uninstall). This second option didn't work for me but I've posted it in case it does for others.

Find and install recommended laptop driver for your laptop after the restart. In my case the the Windows 7 driver works (HP haven't updated their drivers for my laptop and Windows 10).

Then prevent Windows 10 from automatically overwriting the driver. Go to this site which shows you how to prevent (hide) the driver update.

[http://www.howtogeek.com/223864/how-to-uninstall-and-block-updates-and-drivers-on-windows-10/][1]

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