Disable Touch in Windows 10: How to

by Ivan Jenic
Ivan Jenic
Ivan Jenic
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Passionate about all elements related to Windows and combined with his innate curiosity, Ivan has delved deep into understanding this operating system, with a specialization in drivers and... read more
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Windows 8 was the first Windows to introduce the touch interface, and Windows 10 continues its tradition. Although users who don’t have touchscreen monitors don’t have to worry about this feature, some users want to turn off this feature on their touchscreen monitors, so if you don’t want to use touchscreen features of Windows 10, we’ll show you how to disable touch in Windows 10.

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How to Disable Touchscreen in Windows 10

Windows 10, like Windows 8, was designed to be one operating system for variety of devices, ranging from your desktop computer or laptop to your tablet or smartphone, so it’s not unusual to see support for touchscreen functionality. If you don’t use touchscreen features on your laptop or monitor, or if you don’t want to click something if you accidentally touch your screen, today we have a simple way for you to disable touch screen in Windows 10.

Here’s what you need to do to disable touch from Device Manager.

  1. Open Device Manager. You can do so by pressing Windows Key + X and choosing Device Manager from the menu.
  2. When Device Manager opens you need to navigate to Human Interface Devices.
  3. Open Human Interface Devices section and search for HID-compliant touch screen.
  4. Right click HID-compliant touch screen and choose Disable from the menu.
  5. You will get warning saying that disabling this device will cause it to stop functioning, but don’t worry about it and just click Yes.

That’s it, your touchscreen is now disabled. If you decide that you want to use your touchscreen again, just repeat all the steps, but when you right click HID-compliant touch screen choose Enable this time.

As you can see, disabling touchscreen functionality is rather simple in Windows 10. It weird to see that Microsoft didn’t made this option more accessible, for example via the Settings menu, and sadly, this is the only way as far as we know to disable touch functionality in Windows 10.

Our previous guide on how to disable the touch screen was referring to the preview version of Windows 10, whereas this current one takes into account the final version.

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