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I got a new [Dell Inspiron 7373][1] and everything is going fine, but I can't copy and paste files using the touchscreen because I can't send a "right click" action. In keyboard mode, I can do a two finger click on the touchpad to obtain the equivalent of a right-click, but my objective is to right-click using the touchscreen only.

Neither "touch-and-hold" or "short-tap + touch-and-hold" are working. Tested using xorg and wayland (as side note, gestures are smoother in wayland, but I can't drag and drop files).

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In touchscreen mode, do a short-tap + touch-and-hold. Just keep touching the screen for 2 or 3 seconds and what is called "right menu" should appear. This is the normal way to emulate a right click on any touchscreen.

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  • I know I can make a right click with the touchpad, I am talking about the touchscreen. I can set the laptop in tablet mode and work without the touchpad and keyboard, but I am not able to set a right click using the touchscreen – Cesar Aug 3 '18 at 18:21
  • No luck, no either "touch-and-hold" or "short-tap + touch-and-hold" are working. Tested using xorg and wayland (as side note, gestures are smoother in wayland, but I can't drag and drop files) – Cesar Aug 3 '18 at 19:07
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I had same question - I was not able to get right click menu using touch screen. The solution which worked on my Lenovo Thinkpad was first select the file/folder with one finger (usual selection) and then tap again with two fingers with one finger on same file/folder. Same goes with opening context menu on empty folder space.

I have still not mastered it, but works more than 50% of efforts.

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