Windows 10: enable right click with two fingers tap on Synaptics touchpad

After upgrading to Windows 10, the touchpad of my Lenovo G50–45 has lost a feature in my opinion very useful: the right click with the two-fingers tap.

In the new settings interface of the Synaptics driver, there is no option to enable this feature. However, is still possible enable this from the system registry:

  1. Open Registry Editor (Windows + R, type regedit and hit Enter)
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTP\TouchPadPS2TM28xx
  3. Change the value of 2FingerTapAction to 2

That’s all!

 

28 comments

  1. Following this exact same process, I find that I only have two files under

    Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTP\TouchPadSMB2cTM3270-1

    And neither are the 2FingerTapAction. Is it possible that I need to download different driver software in order to have the option for the 2FingerTapAction? I have a late 2017 Model HP Spectre x360 with the 19.3.31.31 version mice driver. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

    1. I just created a DWORD (32 bit) value and named it 2FingerTapAction in Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTP\TouchPadSMB2cTM3270-1 since my registry didnt have it already and set it to 2 as the fix suggested, restarted my computer and it worked.

  2. thanks, it’s 2018 and it still usefull. Windows 10 Pro 1709 on an X230 (non tablet) with 19.0.17.115 driver. The option is available in the driver but it does not work neither changes the registry value. After changing value to 2 and restarting, two-fingers right-click is back !

  3. Man you saved me ! thanks a lot. I had been using Ubuntu on my Lenovo laptop for several years and switched back to W10 a couple months ago. I spent hours trying to figure out how to fix my right click issue !!!!

  4. Worked like a charm!!
    All I did was changed the value for all the 2 options that were displayed (not one in, my case), and rebooted.
    IT DOES WORK!!!!
    Lenovo ideapad 520

  5. Loooooved your solution. Simple, fast, elegant. I spent so many hours upgrading drivers, searching in options, etc., and found nothing. Whit this simple trick, I had the two-finger tap working. Many thanks.

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