Devices Enable or Disable 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 may want to disable and enable it as needed.

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


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.​

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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.​

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

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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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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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