Does someone in your family find it funny to touch your screen while using it? If you have to deal with this, then disabling the touchscreen is something you might consider. Or maybe you turned it off but can’t remember to turn it back on. Either way, you’ll see your options to turn on or off the touchscreen on your Windows 11 computer. Remember that you can change what you’ve done at any time.
How to Turn on Touchscreen on Windows 11
To turn on the touchscreen on your Windows 11 computer, you’ll need to type Device Manager in the search bar. Once it’s open, look for the Human Interface Devices option on the list.
Below this option, you’ll see a long list of options. One of those options should be the HID-compliant touch screen option. If you can’t find this option and you’re sure you’ve looked carefully, then that means that your Windows 11 computer doesn’t support touch. If you do see it click on it.
After selecting the option, click on the Action option at the top. From the list of options, make sure to choose the enable device option. Choose the HID-compliant touchscreen options > Actions > Enable Device.
How to Turn off Touchscreen in Windows 11
If you ever need to turn off the touchscreen for whatever reason, here’s what you’ll need to do. Search for and open the Device Manager. Click on the Human Interface Devices option to see all listed options when it opens. Choose the HID-compliant touch screen option and select the Action option at the top. Choose the Disable device option from the list.
You’ll see a confirmation message asking you if you’re sure that you want to turn it off. If you’re sure, click on the Yes option. Now choose the HID-compliant touch screen > Action > Disable device > Yes. Don’t worry if you change your mind about turning the touchscreen on or off. You can reverse the changes at any time.
If what you find annoying about the touchscreen is the touch indicator, then you don’t have to turn off the feature. You can simply go into Settings, turn off the touch indicator, and keep the touchscreen on. As long as you’re there, you can also make the touch indicator larger if you ever need that option. You’ll need to go to Settings > Accessibility > Mouse pointer and touch > toggle off the Touch indicator option.
As you can see, turning the touchscreen on or off is a simple task. Even if you change your mind later on, you can always change your option and go back to how things were before. The touchscreen option is helpful, but it may not be something that everyone wants. Do you find the touchscreen useful? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article with others on social media.