Many laptops of this century have touch screen feature enabled in them where one can operate the computer by only touching the screen and not using keyboard or a mouse. Windows is Microsoft’s worldwide used operating system that comes in various versions, old and new.
If you have a touch-screen enabled laptop, you might want to disable the touch feature sometimes when you are pointing at something on the screen but accidentally touch it and unwanted files start opening on your PC. That can be annoying and therefore, we are sharing with you the method of turning off the touch-screen feature on Windows. There is usually no switch present on the laptop for it but you can do it using the Device Manager. Here is how:
(Below shown screenshots are of Windows 10 but the process and operative procedure is almost the same for all version of Windows). This is the step-by-step method:
- Open Device Manager on your laptop. Also press Win + R keys and enter “devmgmt.msc”. Click OK.
- On your Device Manager, click and expand Human Interface Devices by double-clicking on it. From under that category, click HID-compliant touch screen.
- When you right click HID-compliant touch screen, a submenu will appear. Select Disable device from that menu. A pop-up window will ask for confirmation, click Yes to proceed.
It is done; touch-screen feature of your laptop has been disabled. You can check by touching the screen.
- Re-enabling the touch feature is just as easy: On your Device Manager, again expand the Human Interface Devices category, right click the HID-compliant touch screen option and select Enable Device this time instead of Disable Device.
The touch-screen feature will be enabled again.
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