How to Control Your Windows 8 Tablet's Touchscreen

Press and hold.

The equivalent of a mouse right-click, touch the item and hold down your finger. A second or two later, a square will appear onscreen. Lift your finger, and the square becomes a menu, just as though you’d right-clicked the item with your mouse.

Example: Press and hold your finger on a blank portion of the Windows desktop. When the square appears, lift your finger; a menu appears, enabling you to choose between your desktop’s options.

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