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Enabling two finger tap to rightclick – Windows 10

If you have updated your laptop from windows 8.1 to 10 and you were using two finger tap gesture for rightclick,

You must have noticed that updated drivers for touchpad don’t have option to enable two finger tap to rightclick.

Even if you are not using two finger tap gesture, you should enable it. It’s faster than using physical buttons.

There is always a way 😉

This tutorial is for DELL laptops running synaptics touch drivers and Lenovo ElanTech, synaptics drivers.

All you have to do is to edit some registry keys.

Be careful while editing.

Some of the latest laptops like Dell 5559 already have this gesture enabled, as these laptops don’t use separate driver software.

What is registry key?


1. Opening Registry Editor AKA RegEdit

Open Run  Win + R and run regedit.

We will backup the current registry key for touchpad drivers.


2. Stop the running driver software

In order to make changes in registry key of driver software, we have to kill the it.

Ctrl + Shift + Esc It will open task manager from there, End all tasks named Synaptics, ElanTech, Touchpad.


For Synaptics Drivers

  • In regedit navigate

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTP\TouchPadSMB2cXXXXXX

    (where XXXXXX is model of touchpad)

  • File -> Export save the file

  • Open the key 2FingerTapAction

  • Change Hexadecimal value to 2

Synaptics Rightclick RegEdit


For ElanTech Drivers

  • In regedit navigate

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Elantech\SmartPad

  • File -> Export save the file

  • Open the key Tap_Two_Finger, change the Hexadecimal value to 1

  • Open the key Tap_Two_Finger_Enable, change the Hexadecimal value to 1

ElanTech Rightclick Regedit


Once you finish editing log out and login again, two finger tap to rightclick gesture should be working now…

Both left and right hardware buttons are safe now 😛

Comment down below if you have different drivers, registry keys I will try to help.


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