Accessibility Enable or Disable Press and Hold for Right-clicking in Windows 11


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A touch screen, or touchscreen, is an input device that enables you to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than using a mouse, touchpad, or other such devices (other than a stylus, which is optional for most modern touch screens).

When you press and hold with touch, it is the same as performing a right-click.

If your device (ex: laptop or tablet) has a touch screen, you can enable or disable press and hold for right-clicking.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable press and hold for right-clicking for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Press and Hold for Right-clicking in Control Panel
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Press and Hold for Right-clicking using REG file




Option One

Enable or Disable Press and Hold for Right-clicking in Control Panel


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Pen and Touch icon.

2 Perform the following actions: (see screenshot below)
  1. Click/tap on the Touch tab.
  2. Select Press and hold.
  3. Click/tap on Settings.
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3 Check (enable - default) or uncheck Enable press and hold for right-clicking for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)

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4 Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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5 You can now close the Control Panel if you like.




Option Two

Enable or Disable Press and Hold for Right-clicking using REG file


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want.

2 Enable Press and Hold for Right Clicking

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Enable_press_and_hold_for_right-clicking.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Wisp\Touch]
"TouchMode_hold"=dword:00000001

3 Disable Press and Hold for Right-clicking

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Disable_press_and_hold_for_right-clicking.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Wisp\Touch]
"TouchMode_hold"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Either sign out and sign in or restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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