Turn on / off Press and Hold for Right-clicking in Windows 10

February 27th, 2017 by Admin Leave a reply »

How can you make a right-click on a Windows 10 tablet without mouse? Just use your finger or touch pen to press and hold on the screen, it will bring up the right-click context menu. In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 ways to enable / disable the press and hold for right-clicking feature in Windows 10.

Method 1: Turn on / off Press and Hold for Right-clicking Using Control Panel

Open the Control Panel and set the View by option to Large icons. Click Pen and Touch.

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The Pen and Touch dialog box will open. Select either Pen Options tab or Touch tab. Once the Press and hold option is highlighted in the list, click Settings.

  • Pen Options – Select this tab if you want to enable or disable “press and hold for right-clicking” on your touch pen.
  • Touch – You can also use your finger to press and hold on a touch screen. Choose this tab if you want to turn on or off right-click for a finger press and hold.

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In the Press and Hold Settings window, check or uncheck the “Enable press and hold for right-clicking” option, and click OK.

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Now you’ve enabled or disabled the press and hold for right-clicking feature in Windows 10.

Method 2: Turn on / off Press and Hold for Right-clicking Using Registry Editor

  1. Press the Windows key + R together to open the Run box. Type regedit and press Enter.

    regedit

  2. When the Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following location:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Wisp\Touch

    If you do not have this key, then just create it.

  3. Double-click the 32-bit DWORD value named TouchMode_hold on the right pane, and change its value data to turn on or off the “press and hold for right-clicking” feature for your touch screen. 1: turn on; 0: turn off.

    touchmode-hold

  4. Close Registry Editor and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.

If you also want to turn on / off the press and hold for right-clicking feature for a touch pen, open Registry Editor and navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Wisp\Pen\SysEventParameters, and then change the HoldMode value (1: turn on; 3: turn off).

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That’s it!