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 touch screen feature. If you fall into this category, don’t worry, as it is possible to disable the touch screen on Windows 11. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to disable touch screen on Windows 11.
Why disable touch screen on Windows 11?
While touch screens can be convenient for some users, others may find it distracting or unnecessary. Disabling the touch screen can also help conserve battery life and prevent accidental touches. Additionally, if you are using a desktop computer, you may not have a need for the touch screen feature. Whatever your reason may be, disabling the touch screen on Windows 11 is a simple process.
Step 1: Open Device Manager
The first step to disabling the touch screen on Windows 11 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 touch screen driver
In the Device Manager, expand the “Human Interface Devices” category. Look for a driver with “touch screen” in its name. This may vary depending on your device, but it could be called “HID-compliant touch screen” or “USB Input Device.”
Step 3: Disable the touch screen driver
Right-click on the touch screen driver and select “Disable device” from the menu. A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm the action. Click “Yes” to disable the touch screen driver.
Step 4: Restart your computer
After disabling the touch screen driver, you will need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Once your computer has restarted, the touch screen feature will be disabled.
Step 5: Re-enable touch screen (optional)
If you ever want to re-enable the touch screen feature, simply follow the same steps and select “Enable device” instead of “Disable device” in the Device Manager.
Alternative method: Using Registry Editor
If you are comfortable using the Registry Editor, you can also disable the touch screen on Windows 11 by following these steps:
- Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box.
- Type “regedit” and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
- Navigate to the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Wisp\Touch
- In the right pane, look for a key called “TouchGate” and double-click on it.
- Change the value data from “1” to “0” and click “OK.”
- Close the Registry Editor and restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Disabling the touch screen on Windows 11 is a simple process that can be done through the Device Manager or the Registry Editor. Whether you prefer a traditional keyboard and mouse setup or simply don’t have a need for the touch screen feature, these steps will help you disable it on your Windows 11 device. Have you tried disabling the touch screen on Windows 11? Let us know in the comments.