How To Disable Touchscreen on Windows 10?


With Windows 10, touchscreen input is available on tablets and 2 in 1 device, so if your computer has this feature, it is enabled by default. If you are used to using keyboards and mice, however, this feature may cause you problems. You can disable the touchscreen feature in Windows 10 in order to make it work on all devices.

There are two methods to disable the Touch screen on a Windows 10 machine. These are the following:-

  • Device Manager.
  • Registry Editor.

In this rise windows article, we will guide you on how To Disable Touchscreen on Windows 10.

How to Enable or Disable Touch Screen in Windows 10 using Device Manager?

To disable or turn off Touch Screen on Windows 10 using traditional Device Manager, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Device Manager (you can use Windows + X + M hotkey).


Step 2. Next, expand Human Interface DevicesHuman Interface Devices in the Device Manager window.


Step 3. Then , right-click the HID-compliant touch screen.


Step 4. After that, select the Disable device option in the right-click menu.

To enable the touch screen again on your Windows 10 device, you’ll need to repeat the above steps and in step 4 above, select the Enable device option.

How to Use Registry Editor to Turn On or Off Touch Screen in Windows 10?

To turn On or Off Touch Screen in Windows 10 using Registry Editor, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Open the Registry Editor.


Step 2. Next, navigate to the following path in the left sidebar of Windows 10 Registry:-



Step 3. Next, in the right-hand pane of the Touch folder, right-click on the free space and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.


Step 4. Then, name the newly created REG_DWORD as TouchGate.


Step 5. After completing the above steps, double-click on the TouchGate REG_DWORD and set its Value data as 0.


Step 6. Next, hit the OK button.

Step 7. After that, reboot your touch screen Windows 10 machine to apply the changes.

The touch screen will stop working on your Windows 10 laptop when you complete the above steps. To re-enable the touch screen, change the TouchGate value from 0 to 1 in step 5 above.

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