Devices Enable or Disable Touch by Finger on Touch Screen in Windows 11


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A touch screen, or touchscreen, is an input device that enables you to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than using a mouse, touchpad, or other such devices (other than a stylus, which is optional for most modern touch screens).

If your device (ex: laptop or tablet) has a touch screen, you can disable touch by finger without affecting other touch methods (ex: stylus pen).

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable touch by finger for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


This will not affect touch input by finger on the lock screen and sign-in screen.




Here's How:

1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


2 To Enable Touch by Finger on Touch Screen

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_touch_by_finger._for_current_userreg.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Wisp\Touch]
"TouchGate"=-

3 To Disable Touch by Finger on Touch Screen

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_touch_by_finger_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Wisp\Touch]
"TouchGate"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Either sign out and sign in or restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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