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I use a tablet and a lot of buttons (such as Chrome's back button in the browser) have this weird behavior where if you press and drag a button by a pixel or two, you get a popup menu instead of the default mousedown behavior.

I hate that.

I want to at least increase the drag distance before that popup menu appears, to something like 5 times its default value. Is there a way to do that?

Note in Windows, you have to edit the registry to change this value, but I'm not sure what the equivalent change is in Mac OS X.

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Are you sure this isn't the usual click-and-hold behavior, and you're simply holding the button for too long? – Daniel Beck Feb 6 '13 at 18:49
It happens both on click and move or click and hold. Because I'm using a tablet, even a fast tap can mean "click and move", if my hand moves but 2px. – bobobobo Feb 6 '13 at 20:44
Hmm, I hadn't realized that happened in Chrome, but you're right, it does. I'm not sure if this is a system behavior or if it's coded into the app, though, so it could be hard to change. Good question though! – Marcus Chan Feb 7 '13 at 5:55
It happens in XCode too, for almost all the menus. If you're not using a tablet, it probably does not happen accidentally – bobobobo Feb 7 '13 at 12:38

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