Disable Touch Screen Function in Windows 10

I have got an idea to write this article on disable touch screen in Windows 10 because I have a touch enabled laptop (HP Pavilion x360 convertible). Even I use it occasionally though I know that I can use it by touch screen. I would like to share a little incident happened with me. One day, my tech guy friend was sitting beside me and we were discussing on an issue of a browser. Suddenly, he points his finger to the browser and touched the screen and apparently, the browser has closed. Probably he doesn’t know that i have a touch enabled laptop.

I was forced to think that if this can happen to me as a tech so many other touch screen users may have the same problem. Therefore, I decided to write an article on this topic that how a user can enable or disable touch screen in Windows 10 as per their need.

Disable Touch Screen in Windows 10

By default, touchscreen is always enabled. Hence, I come with a solution that how to enable or disable touchscreen in a Windows 10 desktop or a laptop. If their desktop or laptop has touch screen capabilities.

Step 1. Press “Win + R” to open RUN dialog box. Type command “devmgmt.msc” and hit OK button. This will open Windows device manager on your screen that has a list of all attached hardware’s of your machine.

Step 2. Locate Human Interface Devices and double-click on to expand its list. Look of HID-compliant touch screen

Step 3. Now in order to disable touch screen option in Windows 10, right-click on HID-compliant touch screen and choose option “Disable device”. Check the below image:

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Above all steps will take immediate effect to your system touch screen and as a result your computer touch screen will stop functioning until you will enable it back. To check this, now you can tap on the screen, it won’t detect or function touch functionality.

Enable Touch Screen in Windows 10

You might have disabled your touch screen function in the past. Probably now or in the future, you would like to use it or enable it back. If you want to do so, then, follow step 3 as given above and right-click on HID-compliant touch screen and select option “Enable device”.

This task will immediately restore your touch screen functionality in Windows 10.

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