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Disable “Press and Hold” in Windows 10 for Wacom Tablets

I’ve been using a Wacom Intuos 2 tablet for many, many years and Wacom has stopped creating drivers for it quite a while ago.  Due to the high cost of Wacom tablets, I’ve been trying to get the most out of my investment by trying to keep the tablet working with each new Windows operating system update.    So far, that’s been relatively easy to do.   However, in Windows 10, I started having this pesky issue of the “press and hold” feature in Windows causing the equivalent of a right-click to happen every time I pressed down the pen tip.  Fixing this issue is easy, but finding the setting to fix it in Windows 10 is not!

To begin, right-click on the Windows start icon in the task bar and select the Control Panel option.  You’ll see the Control Panel window:

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In the search textbox on the upper-right corner of the Control Panel, type the search term Pen Settings.  This will open the Pen and Touch window:

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Click the green Pen and Touch link to reveal the available options:

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Now select the Press and hold option in the Pen actions section, then click Settings….   The Press and Hold Settings window will open.   Uncheck the Enable press and hold for right-clicking option:

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You should now no longer having the annoying right-click menu show-up every time you touch your pen to your Wacom tablet.  Whew!

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1 Comment

  1. Mariana

    Thank you!!! This was driving me nuts, and the Pen settings I accessed through Windows>Pen settings didn’t have any effect. Not sure why there are 2 different versions of pen settings, but this was definitely the one I needed. 🙂

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