How to Enable or Disable Touch Screen on Windows 10

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Tablets and touch screen notebooks are increasingly popular among users. The big brands always produce new tablet-pc models to make using a notebook more comfortable. We think that they are quite useful, but often we tend to use the laptop with the standard combination of keyboard and mouse, making the touch screen totally unused. Maybe you’re showing someone how to do something on your laptop and you end up touching the screen and doing something unintentional. Or maybe (as in our case) the touch screen has gone crazy and you can not use the computer anymore. It would be useful if you could disable touch screen on Windows 10, even temporarily. Today let’s see how to do it, in a few simple steps.

How to Enable or Disable Touch Screen on Windows 10

  • To disable the touch screen in Windows 10, press Win+X on your keyboard, then select Device Manager;
  • In the Device Manager, click on the arrow of the left of Human Interface Devices to expand the list;
  • Right-click on the HID-compliant touch screen and select Disable;

Disable Touch Screen on Windows 10

  • A warning dialog box displays telling you that disabling this device will cause it to stop functioning. Since that is what you want, click Yes.

A small icon that looks like a down arrow is added to the icon for the HID-compliant touch screen, indicating it is disabled. Now, when you touch the screen, nothing should happen. Your pc’s touch screen has been correctly disabled.

To re-enable the touch screen again, simply right-click on the HID-compliant touch screen under Human Interface Devices in the Device Manager and select Enable from the popup menu.

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