Hello friends! If you, like me, have ever encountered the problem of accidental clicks or would simply like to disable the touchscreen on your HP device, then you have come to the right place. In this article, I will tell you seven ways to disable your touch screen. Let’s get started!
Disable user interface devices
- Open Device Manager.
- Expand the Human Interface Devices section.
- Here, search for «Touch Screen» or similar device.
- Right-click on it and select «Disable Device».
Use Windows PowerShell
- Press Win + X and select «Windows PowerShell» (or «Command Prompt»).
- Enter the following command:
Disable-PnpDevice -InstanceId "SPECIFY_DEVICE_ID" -Confirm:$false
- To find out the device ID, use Device Manager.
Configure settings in Control Panel
- Open Control Panel.
- Select «Hardware and Sound» and then «Devices and Printers.»
- Under Devices, find your touchscreen, right-click and select Device Properties.
- In the Settings tab, disable the touch screen.
Change settings in Registry Editor
- Press Win + R, type «regedit» and press Enter.
- Navigate to the path HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Wisp\Touch.
- Change the TouchGate value to 0 to disable the touch screen.
Change BIOS settings
- Restart your computer and enter the BIOS.
- Find the section related to the touch screen and disable it. The placement of this option may vary depending on your device model.
Disable touchscreen on ChromeOS
- If you’re using ChromeOS on your HP device, go to Settings.
- Find the «Devices» section and go to «Touchscreen».
- Disable the touch screen.
Disable touch screen using registry script
- Create a text file with a .reg extension.
- Paste the following text:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Wisp\Touch] "TouchGate"=dword:00000000
- Save the file and run it to automatically make changes to the registry and disable the touch screen.
Conclusions on the article
In this article, we’ve covered seven different ways to disable the touchscreen on HP devices. From Device Manager to BIOS settings, from PowerShell to ChromeOS, each of the suggested methods suits different situations and needs. I hope that among them you will find one that suits you! Don’t forget to share this article with your friends and colleagues if it helped you!