How To Disable Touchscreen In Windows 10 & 7

Windows 10 is made in such a way that it works well in touchscreen devices. Luckily, the touchscreen is present in plenty of Windows 10 laptops, tablets, and 2-in-1 systems. If you wish to turn off the touchscreen in Windows 10 and the system has different input method present, then you shall be able to disable the touchscreen feature by the ‘Windows Device Manager. Read on to learn how to disable Windows 10 touchscreen.

Reasons behind disabling a touchscreen on Windows 10

One of the major reasons to disable the touchscreen is that kids can’t put their hands off from the screen when you watch any video. To prevent a disturbance in this type of situation, people prefer disabling their device’s touchscreen. There are many other reasons like some of the monitors do not respond well to touch input.

Note: Don’t disable the touchscreen if it is the only way of putting information on your system. It can be possible that the keyboard and mouse are not working on your device, then in such cases don’t disable the touchscreen.

The method of disabling the touchscreen in Windows 10

Follow the given below steps one after the other for disabling touchscreen in Windows 10

  1. Firstly, press the search bar on the taskbar of yours.
  2. Then, write Device Manager.
  3. After that, click on Device Manager.
  4. Next, press the arrow immediately after the Human Interface Devices.
  5. Choose HID-compliant touch screen.
  6. After that, press on Action. This option is given at the upper side of the window.
  7. Then, press on disable.
  8. If an option is presented before you and it states that ‘Disabling this device will cause it to stop functioning. Do you want to disable it?’ you need to press Yes.
  9. Lastly, check whether your touchscreen has been turned off or not.

The method of turning off a touchscreen in Windows 7

Go through the steps given below for turning off the touchscreen in Windows 7:

  1. Firstly, press the Start option from the Windows desktop.
  2. Then, press on Control Panel.
  3. After that, click on Pen and Touch.
  4. Next, choose the Touch tab.
  5. Then, put an un-tick on the square box immediately after to ‘Use your finger as an input device.’
  6. Lastly, check whether your touchscreen has been turned off or not.

Congratulations! You have been able to successfully disable the touchscreen in Windows 10 and 7 devices.


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