How to Simulate the Middle Mouse Button on the Windows 10 Laptop Touchpad

Today we are going to see how to simulate the middle mouse button on the touchpad of a Windows 10 laptop. In this way we will be able to browse the internet much more comfortably.

When we use a desktop computer it is necessary that we use a mouse to be able to use it. In the case of laptops or laptops, this is not really that necessary, since we have the touchpad.

The touch panel, which is located under the keyboard of our laptop, works like a kind of mouse. The problem is that they do not have a central button. Therefore, in this sense, we must search for it to be able to download it on websites, among other things.

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But in case you didn’t know, you can simulate the middle mouse button on a touchpad. Although for this we must meet a prerequisite, since otherwise it will not be possible at least through gestures and from Windows options.

First we are going to see how to verify that we can use gestures on our touchpad. In the event that your touch panel does not allow gestures, we can use an application that will allow us to simulate the mouse wheel on any key on our computer.

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Therefore, before starting the tutorial to simulate the middle button of the mouse on the touchpad, what we must do is verify that your laptop has a precision touchpad. To verify it is too simple a process:

The first thing we will do is go to «Windows Settings» for this, simply press on start and then click on the gear that is on the left side of the screen.

A new window opens where you will have to locate the section «Devices”And press on it. From the left sidebar you will have to select «Touch panel«And if the laptop we are using has a precision touch panel then we can see that under the right side it appears»Touch panel”. This means that the PC has a precision touch panel and we can move on with this tutorial.

How to simulate the middle mouse button on the touchpad

  • What we must do now is stay in this window and we will have to look for the section of «Three finger gestures«Once we are in this place we will be able to appreciate that several options appear.
  • We are going to activate the function of the middle mouse button. For that we are going to have to display the list where we are going to appreciate a variety of options. It is found under «Pulsations”. And here you will see «Middle mouse button”.
  • The middle mouse button function on the touchpad is now active. What we must do to simulate it is simply use all three fingers on the panel at the same time.

Simulate middle mouse button on touchpad

In the event that your laptop does not have a precision touch panel, you can use applications such as «AutoHotKey”Which will allow us to assign the function of the central mouse button to any key on our computer.

However, it is not the same as doing it through gestures as we discussed earlier. Since, in this case, you should «Sacrifice«A key to say somehow. However, it is an excellent method to be able to have the mouse wheel function on your touchpad.

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The “AutoHotKey” app is a free open source tool without any limitation, so in case you still want to try it, you can download it without any kind of problem and use it 100% without limitation of any kind.

On this website you can also read an article on how to improve the touchpad sensitivity of my Windows 10 laptop.

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