How to use Middle Mouse button tap on a Laptop?  

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    How to use Middle Mouse button tap on a Laptop?

    When I click on my middle mouse button on an internet page, a "power scroll" icon comes up. I can drag my mouse up or down and it will follow, scrolling up or down the page without me having to manually scroll the middle mouse button.

    I have a Predator Helios 300 with Windows 10 and don't always have a Mouse with me.

    I've googled and it shows to go to Settings > Device > Taps > Middle Mouse button.

    Either it doesn't work or I'm not doing it right?

    When I setup the "tap" for middle mouse and use my laptop mouse pad, then I tap the area, nothing happens. I also tried tapping and holding, still nothing.

    What am I supposed to do to get the "power scrolling" icon to appear if I have my mouse disconnected?
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  2. Posts : 567
    win 10

    Hi what i did was go to the touch pad settings and enabled tap zones. then all you need to use finger on right side of touch pad to scroll.
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    Go in Settings | Devices | Touchpad. Scroll down to where it says 'Three-finger gestures'. There's a listbox titled 'Taps', set it to 'Middle mouse button'.

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    Next, you should be able to switch to 'power scrolling' mode by tapping in your browser with three fingers.
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  4. Posts : 41,575
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, it seems remarkably awkward to emulate clicking a mouse scroll wheel with a touchpad. I tried what hdmi suggested above without success.

    This may vary from PC to PC as there are so many touchpad and touchpad driver variants.

    Here's how I've just succeeded in doing it using Autohotkey (which has to be installed to use run the ahk file) (Google, free).

    a. Create a file such as
    Mouseclick, m

    b. Create a shortcut to it
    c. Assign a keyboard hot key combo to it e.g. CTRL ALT J
    d. In Settings, go to Advanced Gesture Configuration
    e. Configure the custom shortcut option as CTRL ALT J
    How to use Middle Mouse button tap on a Laptop?-1.png

    f. Try it. Somewhat to my surprise it worked first time.

    Note: you can compile the ahk file to produce an exe file (rt click the ahk file, click Compile).

    Note: my dedicated touchpad middle button behaves differently to clicking my mouse scroll wheel and does nothing useful, although somewhat like clicking the scroll wheel an icon appears with an up and down arrow, but quite different.
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  6. Posts : 41,575
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Quite a decent overview here:
    How to Middle Click on a Laptop Touchpad
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