Devices Enable or Disable Touch Screen in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the touch screen for all users in Windows 11.

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 may want to disable and enable it as needed.


You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the touch screen.



Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Touch Screen in Device Manager
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Touch Screen in PowerShell




Option One

Enable or Disable Touch Screen in Device Manager


1 Open Device Manager (devmgmt.msc).

2 Do step 3 (enable) or step 4 (disable) below for what you want.

3 To Enable Touchscreen

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the arrow next to Human Interface Devices to expand it open. (see screenshot below)​

B) Right click on HID-compliant touch screen, and click/tap on Enable device.​

C) You can now close Device Manager if you like.​

Enable_touchscreen_Device_Manager.png

4 To Disable Touchscreen

A) Click/tap on the arrow next to Human Interface Devices to expand it open. (see screenshot below)​

B) Right click on HID-compliant touch screen, and click/tap on Disable device.​

Disable_touchscreen_Device_Manager-1.png

C) Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)​

Disable_touchscreen_Device_Manager-2.png

D) You can now close Device Manager if you like.​




Option Two

Enable or Disable Touch Screen in PowerShell


1 Open Windows Terminal (Admin), and select Windows PowerShell.

2 Copy and paste the command below you want to use into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

(Enable touchscreen - default)​
Get-PnpDevice | Where-Object {$_.FriendlyName -like '*touch screen*'} | Enable-PnpDevice -Confirm:$false

OR​

(Disable touchscreen)​
Get-PnpDevice | Where-Object {$_.FriendlyName -like '*touch screen*'} | Disable-PnpDevice -Confirm:$false


3 When finished, you can close Windows Terminal (Admin) if you like.

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Disable_touchscreen_PowerShell.png



That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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