Prevent press and hold

Prevents press and hold actions on hardware buttons so that only one action is available per button. If you enable this policy press and hold actions are unavailable and the button configuration dialog will display the following text: “Some settings are controlled by Group Policy. If a setting is unavailable contact your system administrator. “If you disable this policy press and hold actions for buttons will be available. If you do not configure this policy press and hold actions will be available.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> TabletPC # PreventButtonPressAndHold

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Tablet PC -> Hardware Buttons


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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