I can single tap my trackpad for a left click, and tap it with two fingers for a right click. Is there any way to bind a three finger tap to perform a middle click?

I tried MagicPrefs, but it's limited to the MagicMouse only, it doesn't work with the trackpad.

  • Not sure about 2011, but MagicPrefs now does work with a trackpad.
    – vladli
    Commented Mar 22, 2019 at 14:18

2 Answers 2


You can try BetterTouchTool. There might be a setting to do that. Maybe you'll even find another gesture to triple-click that you'll like better.


There is also another tool that I like more then BetterTouchTool, it's called MiddleClick and does exactly what you expect :-)

  • 1
    This is exactly what I was looking for to get middle-click paste working on a virtual machine. Thanks! Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 15:11
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    Original MiddleClick is not maintained anymore but there is a fork of the project. Commented Jan 31, 2023 at 19:00
  • after installing, I can only use the feature with tapping. how to enable clicking for the trackpad? Commented Nov 5, 2023 at 12:16

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