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An Windows application I use requires a long left click on a button.

I didn't manage to do it on a Windows 8 tablet. On Windows 8, a long touch leads to a right click.

Is there a way to change this behavior?

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A long click is a right click, it's the same on all Windows 7/8/8.1 Tablets. Holding your finger in the same place for 2 seconds produces a small white box around the finger, this represents a right click.

I'm sorry, I don't think I understand what you're actually asking.

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My question is: Is there a way to change this behavior?. Does a Windows parameter (GPO, register...) exist to disable this feature (transforming a long click into a right click)? Or how could I go around and provide a long click to my application? Is my request clearer? – Maxbester Dec 12 '13 at 9:36
Oh I see what you mean; you are trying to perform a click and hold using the left mouse button, instead you're getting a right click because you're using touch instead of a mouse... – Robula Dec 12 '13 at 9:40
Yes you've got it. Any idea? – Maxbester Dec 12 '13 at 10:08
I had a think about it and to be honest it's not something I've done or ever had to have done. It's a very strange design concept to have a user click and hold a button in any software. It's not even something you could do on a standard keyboard, it's only something you could do with a physical mouse... I know you can click and drag using touch which is a similar action; but probably not what you're after. – Robula Dec 12 '13 at 10:13
Well thanks for the reply anyway. If anybody else has an idea, I would be grateful. – Maxbester Dec 13 '13 at 9:48

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