long left click turns into right click

Knud Fjeldsted
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When I make a long left click, a white circle appears on the screen and the context menu appears when I release.
What a clever way to fake a right click if you can't make a right click.
And how annoying it is when you don't want it!
Can anyone please tell me how to turn it off?
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
That is the touchscreen behaviour. Are you running W10 in Tablet Mode (start menu and applications always using the full screen)?
RaminTechnical Advisor

Commented:
Please try with another USB mouse and let us know the result.

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Commented:
I am using a Wacom pen tablet. The stupid win 10 thinks I have a touch screen. How can I correct it?
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-touch-screen-windows-10 describes that all you need to do is go into Device Manager and disable the Human Interface Device (HID) driver for the touchpad.
RaminTechnical Advisor

Commented:
If above suggestion didn't help then try below steps:

Open control panel >> in search box type Pen and Touch  Choose Press and hold and click Settings.  Uncheck  Enable press and hold for right-clicking.

More detail:
https://www.isunshare.com/windows-10/disable-or-enable-press-and-hold-for-right-clicking-in-win-10.html

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Commented:
Qlemo: "Are you running W10 in Tablet Mode? NO
Ramin: "Please try with another USB mouse and let us know the result. GOT NO MOUSE. ANOTHER WACOM: SAME THING
Qlemo: " go into Device Manager and disable the Human Interface Device (HID) driver for the touchpad. DONE. HAD NO EFFECT
Ramin:  "Uncheck  Enable press and hold for right-clicking."  DONE. HAD NO EFFECT.

It looks to me to be a settings problem somewhere - but I can't figure out where.
Also: when I left click and pull acroos a text to highligt it, "the opposite" happens: the marker disappears during the pull, and nothing is highligted. That doesn't make sense to me at all. (all of this: only in Chrome).
RaminTechnical Advisor

Commented:
Thanks for your feedback.  please follow below steps to disable it from Windows registry.


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

2.  When the Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following location:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Wisp \Pen\SysEventParameters/HoldMode

Double-click the TouchMode_hold on the RIGHT PANE, and change its value data from 1  to 3 (off).

3.  Close Registry Editor and reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.


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If the above registry editing didn't fix the issue try this one.

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

 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.

 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).

Registry method (method 2) Source.
https://www.top-password.com/blog/turn-on-off-press-and-hold-for-right-clicking-in-windows-10/

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Commented:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Wisp \Pen\SysEventParameters/HoldMode
>>>HoldMode was not a folder but a value, and it was already 3
Double-click the TouchMode_hold on the RIGHT PANE, and change its value data from 1  to 3 (off).
>>>Defined a TouchMode_hold in folder SysEventParameters and gave it the value 3
Done.
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If the above registry editing didn't fix the issue try this one.
1.  Press the Windows key + R together to open the Run box. Type regedit and press Enter.
 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.
 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).
Done
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Thank you, Ramin!
This took care of most of the strange behavior, but not all. The most strange is still here:
When I try to mark a string of words by left-click-draw, the marker disappears while left mouse button is down and nothing is marked. UNLESS (!!!) I first double-click in an open Word document and then go to the chrome window; then the mark-up works once.
Same thing done vertically just scrolls the document. UNLESS (!!!) I first double-click in an open Word document and then go to the chrome window; then the mark-up works once.
My Wacom pen tablet is correctly configured in its driver I the control panel. One button is right click, the other is double click.
Any clue?
ONE MORE INFO:
If I place the cursor in a text (still in Chrome), keep shift key down and use right-arrow-key, the text gets marked up as I want, In this weird problem one gets happy if anything works...
RaminTechnical Advisor

Commented:
As a workaround for that issue,  Disable 'Use Hardware acceleration in Chrome settings.

Chrome >> Settings >> Advanced >> System. In the System section, uncheck the box next to Use hardware acceleration when available and restart Google Chrome.

Author

Commented:
@Ramin: Sorry - no effect.
RaminTechnical Advisor

Commented:
Go to Control Panel >  Pen and Touch > Flicks and  disable Use flicks to perform common actions. (if there is such option).

Author

Commented:
Thanx, but no change
RaminTechnical Advisor

Commented:
Please type the below command in Chrome address bar, hit the enter and let it to update then restart chrome and test.
chrome://settings/help

Author

Commented:
Thanx - I'll continue tomorrow - it's late night here now.

Author

Commented:
Thanx - chrome://settings/help  gave no change.

Author

Commented:
This must be the clue
I don't know the correct name for this blue thing popping up all the time. If I knew that, I could google it.
Windows or Chrome must think that I am having a touch-screen. But I don't. I have a Wacom pen & tablet. And I want to continue using it as a refined mouse and not acting as a fat finger on a touch screen.
Technical Advisor
Commented:
Go into your Wacom Tablet Properties > pen > mapping and uncheck "Use Windows Link" and test.

Or create a Restore point,  uninstall Chrome, Restart your Tablet, install chrome and test.

Useful link:
http://community.wacom.com/inspiration/blog/2015/january/5-things-to-know-to-get-you-started-with-your-new-tablet

Author

Commented:
Thanx!
Windows Ink is already unchecked.
The other one I shall try when I get home. (Deep down in my memory I feel I have seen that advice before. I think it is good!)
Thanx again.
Knud

Author

Commented:
Unbelievable, Ramin! Literally unbelievable, but nevertheless true.
Such a simple solution to such a tricky problem!
Thank you Ramin - and thank you Qlemo - it might be the combination of all the solutions that finally broke the camel's back.
At any rate: I got my old Chrome back.
Happy holiday for all of you1
Knud

Author

Commented:
Thanxalot!
RaminTechnical Advisor

Commented:
You're very welcome.
I'm glad we could help.
Happy Holiday.

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