Sometimes, for no apparent reason, you can spend a considerable amount of time in trying to disable press-and-hold for right-click function of Wacom Pen for Windows 11/10 tablets and touch devices. If you find yourself in the middle of such a situation, we offer you a solution here.
Disable Wacom Pen Press & Hold right-click function
The main issue here is the circle popping up when a user holds down the pen too long and subsequent freezing of the cursor corresponding the pen action. It renders your tablet device unfit for use, temporarily.
To disable Wacom Pen Press and hold to right-click function, follow these steps:
- Search for the control panel in the Taskbar search box.
- Click on the search result.
- Open the Pen and Touch menu.
- Select the Press and hold option.
- Click the Settings button.
- Remove the tick from Enable press and hold for right-clicking checkbox.
- Click the OK button.
To know more about these steps, keep reading.
Open Control panel. Type ‘Pen and Touch’ in the search box of Control Panel to open ‘Pen and Touch’ setting. Please note that the setting ‘Pen and Touch’ are only available on models equipped with a touchscreen, and it’s normal that you cannot find ‘Pen and Touch’ under ‘Control Panel’ on non-touch models.
There, under the ‘Pen and Touch’ setting box that opens left-click the entry ‘Press and hold’ and hit the ‘settings’.
The action when confirmed opens another ‘Press and Hold setting’ screen.
Look for the option that reads ‘Enable Press and Hold for right-clicking’. When seen, simply uncheck the box marked against this option.
Turn off Press & Hold on Wacom Pen using Registry
To turn off Press and hold on Wacom Pen using Registry Editor, follow these steps:
- Press Win+R to open the Run dialog.
- Type regedit, and press the Enter button.
- Click the Yes option.
- Go to Touch in HKCU.
- Double-click on the TouchMode_hold DWORD value.
- Set the Value data as 0.
- Click the OK button.
- Restart your computer.
This requires tweaking the registry settings. So, it’s advisable to create a backup of your work before you proceed further.
Assuming, you have created the backup, open Registry Editor and navigate to the following address
Double-click the 32-bit DWORD value named TouchMode visible in the right side pane and change its value data from 1 to 0 to turn on or off the ‘press and hold for right-clicking’ feature for your touchscreen.
However, if you do not have the TouchMode_hold in the Touch key, you need to create it manually. For that, right-click on the Touch > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value, and name it as TouchMode_hold.
When done, simply close Registry Editor and restart your computer to allow the changes to take effect.
How do you disable Press and hold to right-click of Wacom Pen?
To disable Press and hold to right-click of Wacom Pen in Windows 11/10, you need to use the Control Panel settings. In the Control Panel, open the Pen and Touch menu. From here, you need to remove the tick from the Enable press and hold for right-clicking checkbox.
How do I disable Wacom right-click?
To disable Wacom right-click in Windows 11/10, you have two options. You can do it using the Control Panel, which is mentioned above. Two – you can use the Registry Editor. For that, you need to open the Touch key in the HKCU. Then, double-click on the TouchMode_hold DWORD (32-bit) Value and set the value data as 0.
Let us know if this helped you.