How to Disable or Enable Touchscreen on Windows 10 Laptops

Touchscreen laptops have become quite popular recently, and we definitely enjoy the 2-in-1 experience. You can use it for work, and you can make it a tablet whenever you need to. However, with touchscreen comes issues of accidental clicks. These accidental clicks can be a problem, especially if it is related to work. In this tutorial, I will show you how to disable or enable touchscreen on Windows 10 laptops.

Disable or Enable Touchscreen on Windows 10

There are different ways you can disable or enable the touchscreen. I will walk you through them, and for future use, you can pick whichever suits you best.

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Registry Editor

Step-1: Open the Run box using the shortcut keys Win + R.

Step-2: Type regedit and press Enter.

Step-3: You will be asked, do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Click Yes.

Step-4: In the search bar at the top of the editor window, type the following path and press Enter:

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Computer\\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Wisp\\Touch

You can also navigate manually using the left pane.

Step-5: On the right pane, double-click on the TouchGate option.

Step-6: In the Value data, type 0 (zero) instead of the ‘1’ and press OK.

[If you want to enable the touchscreen again, follow all the above steps but in Step-6, enter 1 (one) in the Value data field instead of the 0.]

Disable or Enable Touchscreen Using Device Manager

Step-1: Right-click on the Start menu to open the WinX menu. (Shortcut keys: Win + X)

Step-2: Select Device Manager.

Step-3: Scroll down and locate Human Interface Devices.

Step-4: Click on the option to expand it.

Step-5: Locate HID-compliant touch screen. Right-click on it and select Disable device.

Step-6: Select Yes.

[Similarly, you can enable the touch screen as well by following all the above steps, and in Step-5, select Enable device instead.]

PowerShell

Step-1: Right-click on the Start menu to open the WinX menu. (Shortcut keys: Win + X)

Step-2: Select Windows PowerShell (Admin).

Step-3: You will be asked, do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Click Yes.

Step-4: Type the following command and press Enter:

Get-PnpDevice | Where-Object {$_.FriendlyName -like \’*touch screen*\’} | Disable-PnpDevice -Confirm:$false

Step-5: Close the PowerShell window.

[If you want to Enable the touch screen again, follow all the above steps but use the following command instead and press Enter:

Get-PnpDevice | Where-Object {$_.FriendlyName -like \’*touch screen*\’} | Enable-PnpDevice -Confirm:$false

This will enable the touchscreen.]

 

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