Whilst Microsoft has moved away from their awkward teenage years of Windows being a touch screen heavy operating system, it still very much supports and welcomes touch functionality. It’s a handy feature for users on the go and families, but sometimes it’s not needed and can reduce battery consumption by simply disabling it.
For those who don’t need to use a touch screen, it’s surprisingly easy to disable. Like most things, it’s just a case of knowing how. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a handful of quick and easy steps below.
How To Disable Touch Screen On Windows 10
Let’s get into the steps for getting rid of those touch screen controls.
Go To Windows 10 Device Manager
Start by typing ‘Device Manager’ into the Windows 10 search bar (it’s on the taskbar next to the start button) and click on the Device Manager icon to open
Find the ‘Human Interface Devices’ dropdown
Click the little down arrow to the right of this branch to reveal all known devices in this category and look for ‘HID-Complaint Touch Screen’
Right-click to find the ‘Disable Device’ option. Don’t worry, if you decide to use your devices touch screen at a later date just repeat these steps but choose ‘Enable Device’ instead.