How to Turn off Touch Screen Windows 11

Using a Windows 11 laptop or device that has touchscreen but you are not a fan of this functionality? You can temporarily or permanently turn off touch screen. And it’s relatively easy to get the job done, no special tricks needed, as it only takes a minute or two.

The best part? There are several ways to do it depending on your skill level. In this guide, we’ll show you three different ways to disable touchscreen on Windows 11, step by step.

Keep reading to learn more!

Method 1: via Settings

Step 1: Press the Windows + I keys to run the Settings app, navigate to System on the left-side menu and scroll down the right-side pane to find About, click it.

Step 2: Click on Device Manager.

Step 3: A new window will pop up. Double-click on Human Interface Devices, find and right-click on the HID-compliant touch screen, and select Disable device.


Method 2: via Windows Terminal

This is the quickest way if you know how to operate your PC using sans-GUI. You only need to copy and paste the following commands to turn on and off your touchscreen.

Step 1: Right-click on the Windows icon or press Ctrl + X, and choose Windows Terminal (Admin).

Step 2: Then an administrator window pops up. Type the command as shown below to the place where the cursor flashes to disable your touchscreen.

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

If you want to enable it again, type the command below instead:

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

Method 3: Using Registry Editor

Editing Registry Editor will permanently disable the touchscreen on Windows 11. But pay attention that your PC system won’t go back to normal if the editing happens by mistakes. Do remember to back up your system before proceeding.

Step 1: Press the Windows key and type “regedit.exe” in the search bar. Hit the Enter key or click the Open button.

Step 2: Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Wisp > Touch on the left side.

Step 3: Right-click on the blank place at the right pane, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value, and name it TouchGate.

Step 4: Double click on the TouchGate and set the Value data to 0. Hit the Enter key or click the OK button.

Now your touchscreen is successfully turned off on Windows 11.

The touchscreen functionality brings a lot of convenience if you are using a 2-in-1 laptop or the Microsoft Surface device. Touch screen literally turns your laptop into a tablet so you don’t have to always use the trackpad or bring an extra mouse with you while on the go.

However, not every one is a fan of touchscreen, some people may even find it annoying. Fortunately, disabling it is a quick and easy and doesn’t need any special hacks. I hope the guides above are helpful. Do let me know if you have any other questions.

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