Touchpad three fingers tap as middle click and Drag and Drop on finger lift – no Delay – on Windows 10 (after creators update)

I rarely post about Windows tips and tricks but this one kind of saved my day, especially because drag and drop and middle click are vital features in theĀ  GameMaker Studio workflow.

Three Fingers Tap as Middle Click

Let's fix the Three Fingers Tap behavior. I want to disable Cortana and enable the middle click button.

  1. Open the Start menu and type regedit. Open it (and give it all the authorizations it needs to make changes to your computer).
  2. On the left panel navigate to this location
    Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Elantech\SmartPad
  3. In the right panel search for Tap_Three_Finger and double click it. Set its value to 2
  4. Eventually check that the Tap_Three_Finger_Enable is set to 1.

No Delay for Drop when Dragging (drop on finger lift)

  • Again in Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Elantech\SmartPad
  • Search for the Drag_Radio key.
  • Set its value to 2 to immediately drop on finger lift.

Done. Now the three finger tap will be a middle click and the drag and drop will be instantaneous.