With the release of Windows 11, many users are excited about the new features and updates. However, some users may prefer to use a traditional keyboard and mouse setup rather than the touchscreen feature. If you fall into this category, don’t worry – it’s easy to disable the touchscreen in Windows 11. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to disable the touchscreen on your Windows 11 device.
Why Disable the Touchscreen?
While the touchscreen feature can be useful for some users, others may find it unnecessary or even annoying. For example, if you primarily use your device for work or gaming, you may not need the touchscreen feature and may prefer to disable it to avoid accidental touches. Additionally, disabling the touchscreen can also help conserve battery life on your device.
Step 1: Open Device Manager
The first step to disabling the touchscreen on your Windows 11 device is to open the Device Manager. You can do this by right-clicking on the Start button and selecting “Device Manager” from the menu.
Step 2: Locate the Touchscreen Device
In the Device Manager, you will see a list of all the devices connected to your computer. Look for the “Human Interface Devices” category and expand it. You should see a device labeled “HID-compliant touch screen.” This is the touchscreen device that you will need to disable.
Step 3: Disable the Touchscreen Device
Right-click on the “HID-compliant touch screen” device and select “Disable device” from the menu. A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm the action. Click “Yes” to disable the device.
Step 4: Restart Your Computer
After disabling the touchscreen device, you will need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Click on the Start button and select “Restart” from the power options menu.
Step 5: Confirm the Touchscreen is Disabled
Once your computer has restarted, you can confirm that the touchscreen is disabled by trying to use it. If the touchscreen is successfully disabled, you will not be able to interact with it. You can also go back to the Device Manager and check that the “HID-compliant touch screen” device is still disabled.
Re-enabling the Touchscreen
If you ever want to re-enable the touchscreen feature, you can follow the same steps outlined above, but instead of selecting “Disable device,” select “Enable device” from the menu.
Disabling the touchscreen in Windows 11 is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. Whether you prefer to use a traditional keyboard and mouse setup or want to conserve battery life, disabling the touchscreen can be a useful option for many users. Give it a try and see if it improves your Windows 11 experience.
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