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Jul 22, 2012

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Tablet - Disable Right Click Press And Hold

Right click press and hold is a feature that allows you to do "right clicks" when you press and hold the digitizer's tip on the screen. You would see a bubble form up and then the right click is activated. This of course is more of an annoyance than anything useful. We do have a right click button on the digitizer, so we don't need this useless feature. Lets disable it.

How to disable right click press and hold:
  • Go to the Flicks menu.
  • Click on the "Pen Options" tab.
  • Select "Press and hold", then click on "Settings" button.
  • Uncheck the box that says "Enable press and hold for right-clicking"
  • Click, Ok, Apply, OK buttons.

This will disable the right click press and hold with the digitizer. The finger press and hold is still enabled (this can also be disabled).

With this change the digitizer's behavior will be more consistent. No more accidental right clicks when you were just moving the tip slowly. Enjoy!



  1. Any chance you could test the screen outdoors and see how it fares? I have a W520 FHD and wonder if this is better or worse

    1. http://www.jessebandersen.com/2012/07/lenovo-thinkpad-x230-tablet-screen.html

  2. I absolutely hate the feel of the eraser end of the pen and starting to refuse to use it. I might be in the minority camp but I've found press and hold actually useful. I've been spending a lot of time in OneNote and what works for me is to set a long speed and duration in the press and hold settings then reassign the button to erase. This way I can press and hold then lift for the right-click menu OR press and hold then move to lasso select.

    I think we're of the same view that the stock timings for press and hold are set way to short however. I sure would like a two-button digitizer that fit in the pen storage slot though.

  3. I agree that the default settings aren't the best to use. Personally, I keep the press-and-hold for right click, but do change the times for it. However, I change the button on the pen to be a Control+click, which I use frequently (opening links in Chrome in a new tab). Not sure if there's a better setup for how I use it, but this way works great for me. I don't notice the press-and-hold right click getting in my way ever anymore, yet I can still get it to show up when I want it. Using the button for right click got annoying for me because I use it for handwriting all my notes in OneNote, and i'd accidently press the button as I'm writing quickly. Accidentally using ctrl+click while writing doesn't affect anything in OneNote, so I can still keep taking notes without worrying about trying to not hit the button.