Enable Two Fingers tap Right Click Context Menu in Synaptics Touchpad on Windows 8, 8.1
Synaptics Touchpad doesn’t come with two fingers tap functionality for right click context menu. It does have a two fingers click, which is very different from tap. In this case, you need to use two fingers and click the left and right touchpad buttons together to get the right click context menu.
ENABLE TWO FINGER CLICK SETTING IN SYNAPTICS POINTING DEVICE (NO HACK)
Launch Synaptics settings by whatever the method you prefer, either from the Taskbar or from the Control Panel.
Go to “Control Panel”. Make sure the display is set as “Small icons” or “Large icons”. Scroll over and click on “Mouse”.
In the “Mouse Properties” dialog box, click on “Device Settings” tab, and then click on ‘Settings” button.
In the “Synaptics Control Panel” dialog box, click on “Multi-Finger” tab and then turn ON the check box that says “Enable Clicking” in the “Two Fingers” Section. If the box was already checked then your Windows need a change in Registry settings – proceed to METHOD 2.
Click “OK”. Now try the Two Finger tap Right-click context menu on the desktop. If it is not working, then you will have to edit the registry of Windows. Follow METHOD 2.
MANUAL METHOD: EDITING THE WINDOWS REGISTRY MANUALLY TO ENABLE TWO FINGERS “TAP”
This trick needs changes in the Windows Registry. We have created a Reg file that can fix the problem. You need to Make sure you know what you are doing. If you are not with manual registry editing, use METHOD 3, in which the same process is automatic.
Launch Registry editor. To do that press the “Windows key” and “R” key, then type regedit, and hit enter.
Click Yes to the User Control pop-up. In the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTP\TouchPadPS2. In the right-pane, double-click on “2FingerTapAction” and enter 2 in the DWORD value field.
Click OK. Don’t close the registry editor.
Now click on next key “TouchPadSMB2c”. In the right-pane, double-click on the “2FingerTapAction” and set its value as 2.
Click “OK”. Close Registry Editor. Restart Windows. The problem should be fixed.
AUTOMATIC METHOD: USE REGISTRY ENTRIES USING REG FILE
Essentially, this is same as above, but we have created a REG file that automatically adds the values to the correct keys, good for newbies who have never edited the Windows Registry manually. Make sure to log into Windows with Admin rights.
Download Synaptics_Two_Finger_Tap_TWP, and extract the zip file on desktop. In the extracted folder, double-click on the file “Synaptics_Two_Finger_Tap_TWP.reg”. Click OK to the User Control pop-up. Click “Yes” to the Registry Editor warning.
The REG file will add the values to the Registry Editor, and Windows will confirm it. Click “OK”.
Restart your computer. This is essential.
The Synaptics Two-Fingers tap right-click context menu problem should be fixed. Two finger tap on the touchpad, on the desktop to get right-click context menu.
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