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No two finger-tap to right click in Windows 8.1?

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a b * Windows 8
October 22, 2013 5:08:40 PM

Just a problem I'm having. Before the 8.1 update, I could tap with two fingers to right click. Now I have to use the right click button. Any ideas?

I uninstalled, then installed the latest drivers for my touchpad, and checked the touchpad settings. Nothing.

And if I'm posting this in the wrong forum, please show me the error in my ways.

Thanks.

DonQuixoteMC

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a b * Windows 8
October 23, 2013 4:16:14 PM

aidanklenk said:
this is a windows 8.1 issue. there are a lot of people having it.
the only fix i can think of would be to follow the steps on this link.

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-enable-two-finger-tap...


I figured it had to be. Thanks for the confirmation.

That's a good idea to use a third party workaround until the actual fix. Thanks a lot!

DonQuixoteMC

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October 23, 2013 8:06:27 PM

you're welcome!
glad i could help!
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November 2, 2013 4:15:51 PM

Found the solution here, reprinted and slightly edited for convenience:

1. To manually re-enable two finger tap, hit windows key + r, enter "regedit" then hit enter, and on the left pane browse to the following location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTP\TouchPadPS2

2. In the right pane double click on 2FingerTapAction and change the value to a "2" for right click, or a "4" for middle click (I use 2). Also double click on 2FingerTapPluginID and clear any value it may have.

3. Next in the right pane, find the MultiFingerTapFlags key and change it from a 2 to a 3

4. As a bonus, if you want to enable three finger tap for middle click, double click on 3FingerTapAction and change the value to a "4", also clear any value for 3FingerTapPluginID and set 3FingerTapPluginActionID to "0".
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a b * Windows 8
November 10, 2013 10:15:11 PM

woojoo666 said:
Found the solution here, reprinted and slightly edited for convenience:

1. To manually re-enable two finger tap, hit windows key + r, enter "regedit" then hit enter, and on the left pane browse to the following location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTP\TouchPadPS2

2. In the right pane double click on 2FingerTapAction and change the value to a "2" for right click, or a "4" for middle click (I use 2). Also double click on 2FingerTapPluginID and clear any value it may have.

3. Next in the right pane, find the MultiFingerTapFlags key and change it from a 2 to a 3

4. As a bonus, if you want to enable three finger tap for middle click, double click on 3FingerTapAction and change the value to a "4", also clear any value for 3FingerTapPluginID and set 3FingerTapPluginActionID to "0".


Nicely done!

I'll make the changes next chance I get! Not that the third-party solution hasn't been treating me well, I'm just a stickler about keeping a small startup load. haha

DonQuixoteMC
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November 11, 2013 9:05:23 PM

Just a side note: remember to restart your computer afterwards. Otherwise the registry edits won't take effect.
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February 27, 2014 6:10:42 AM

Sorry to post on an old thread, but could it be your settings in the touchpad profile got reset? I'm using 8.1 and I never had the problem, though my manager has a similar laptop but his two finger tap is set to highlight instead of right click. Just a thought, hopefully any future lurkers might try to check the settings before going through regedit.
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February 27, 2014 7:04:11 AM

Cenryk said:
Sorry to post on an old thread, but could it be your settings in the touchpad profile got reset? I'm using 8.1 and I never had the problem, though my manager has a similar laptop but his two finger tap is set to highlight instead of right click. Just a thought, hopefully any future lurkers might try to check the settings before going through regedit.


It wasn't, it was just an early bug when Windows 8.1 was first released.

Now though, the registry edit is unnecessary, and your solution should be the one that people try first!
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March 1, 2014 11:25:59 AM

FOUND IT! solution to right click.

There is no real problem. The thing is that now one has to PRESS (click) the touchpad on any place with the two fingers. I found it by accident. I have HP and windows 8.1.

CHeers!



DonQuixoteMC said:
Just a problem I'm having. Before the 8.1 update, I could tap with two fingers to right click. Now I have to use the right click button. Any ideas?

I uninstalled, then installed the latest drivers for my touchpad, and checked the touchpad settings. Nothing.

And if I'm posting this in the wrong forum, please show me the error in my ways.

Thanks.

DonQuixoteMC


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March 16, 2014 11:34:02 AM

Roberns said:
I have a Flex 15, for this solution to work I also had to change the following registry key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTP\TouchPadSMB2c

as pointed out here:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Idea-Windows-based-Tablets...


I have a Lenovo U510 and also had to do the changes in

"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTP\TouchPadPS2"
AND
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTP\TouchPadSMB2c"

At last I´ve my missing two-finger-tap back :D 

Thanks a lot guys! ;) 

KCCO,
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