Two Finger TAP Right-Click on Synaptic Touchpad

When I recently picked up my Yoga 2 Pro, I realized that everything was running smoothly and quietly until I had to right click and a loud audible clicking sound jarred me from my tranquil browsing experience. Without putting thought into how petty this issue may be, I started to seek out the option for right-click two finger tap in the Synaptics settings panel. Unfortunately it was not there, but with some digging, I found it deep in the registry…


As always, make sure you backup your registry and tread lightly in this area. We are just going to edit one value. This is VERY simple. Do not be intimidated.

  1. Press  Windows Button + R, type “regedit”, and then click OK.
  2. Navigate to the following registry subkey:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Synaptics > SynTP > TouchPadPS2
  3. Locate “2FingerTapAction” and double click it.
  4. Change the Value data: to “2”.
  5. Click OK. Exit Registry Editor.
  6. Restart your machine or log-out and back in.

You should should not be able to two finger right-click tap!

If you do not see and entry for “2FingerTapAction”, Add it by following the steps below:

  1. Right-click, select NEW > DWORD (32 bit) Value
  2. Type 2FingerTapAction, and then press ENTER.
  3. Right-click PreferExternalManifest, and then click Modify.
  4. Enter Value Data “2” and select Hexdecimal.
  5. Click OK. Exit Registry Editor.
  6. Restart your machine or log-out and back in.

Please leave some feedback below with your results and machine details.

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  • Avinash

    A very lucidly written and helpful article. I have been used to two finger right click and my new Lenovo N22 with Synaptics touchhpad neither recognized it, neither gave this option at all in their settings. Your advice solved it in a jiffy. Many thanks. Still leaves me wondering why the manufacturers leave such bugs floating around!

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