How to Turn Off Touch Screen on a Windows 10 Laptop or Tablet

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Windows 10 offers a variety of ways to interact with your computer, including a touch screen. However, there may be times when you want to turn off the touch screen. For example, you may be giving a presentation or using the computer in a public place and you don’t want people touching the screen. Or you just find it distracting or inconvenient to use.

In this article, we’ll show you how to turn off the touchscreen on a Windows 10 laptop or tablet.

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Use Device Manager to Disable Your Touchscreen

Here’s how to disable your touchscreen using Device Manager:

1. Open Device Manager by pressing the Windows key + X and selecting Device Manager from the menu.

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2. In Device Manager, click on the arrow next to Human Interface Devices to expand the list.

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3. Right-click on HID-compliant touch screen and select Disable.

4. Restart your computer and your touchscreen will be disabled.

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Disable the Tablet Mode Setting

If you’re using a Windows 10 laptop or tablet and you have turn off the touchscreen, you should also disable Tablet Mode.

First, look for the Tablet Mode setting. It’s usually located in the System section of the Settings app.

Once you’ve found Tablet Mode, just toggle it to Off. And that’s it—the touchscreen will be turned off.

Here is a detailed guide on How to turn off Tablet mode in Windows 10.

Adjust Your Action Center Settings

You can also adjust your Action Center settings so that the touchscreen doesn’t come on when you accidentally brush your hand against it. To do this, go to Settings and then select System.

Next, select Tablet Mode and then make sure that the “Make Windows More Touchable” slider is set to Off. As an added bonus, you can also turn off the Windows 10 Start Menu by selecting “When I Swipe In From The Left”, as this will prevent you from accidentally opening it.

Try a Registry Edit

If turning off the touch screen on your laptop or tablet doesn’t work, you can try a registry edit. This is a little more advanced, so if you’re not comfortable doing this, you might want to get help from someone who is.

To make the change, open up the Registry Editor by pressing Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog box. Type regedit and hit Enter.

Next, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Touch Keyboard and double-click on Enabled. If the value is set to 1, change it to 0 and click OK.

You’ll need to restart your computer for the change to take effect.

Roll Back or Update Your Touchscreen Driver

If your touchscreen doesn’t respond as intended, and you will rather fix it rather than disabling it. You can update the driver instead. If your driver is up-to-date, you can also roll back to an earlier version.

Here’s how: (1) open up the Device Manager, (2) click on Human Interface Devices, (3) find your touchscreen device, (4) right-click on it and select Roll Back Driver, (5) follow the prompts to restart your device.

If that doesn’t work, you can try updating your touchscreen driver. (1) go to the Microsoft website and search for “Windows 10 drivers,” (2) find the “Touch Input” category, (3) download the latest driver for your device, (4) follow the on-screen instructions to install it.

Conclusion

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to disabling your touchscreen, as the method for doing so will vary depending on your device and its operating system.

However, we’ve provided a few general steps on how to turn off your touchscreen in Windows 10 PC’s and Tablets.

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