3 Ways to Disable the Touchscreen feature in Windows 11

Windows 11 offers the touchscreen feature on available supported devices. But the touchscreen is a pain for those users who does not like fingerprint or stains on their screens. If you are tired of cleaning the screen again and again, then disabling the touchscreen feature is the only solution for you. Touchscreen features also become a nuisance for those who do delicate work on their PC, where with just a single unwanted touch on the screen overall work can be jeopardized. If you don’t like the Touchscreen feature anyway, then disabling it is something you should be doing. To learn how to disable the touchscreen in Windows 11 through the steps below.

Disable Touchscreen Using Device Manager – Temporarily Method

You can disable the touchscreen temporarily using the Device Manager in Windows OS.

  • Click on the Windows button and type “Device Manager” and press enter button
  • Now find the option called “Human Interface Devices” on the left side and left-click on the right-facing arrow beside it.
  • A new list would open like in the below image where you have to find the “HID-compliant touch screen” and right-click on it.
  • To turn the touchscreen off click on the “Disable device” option on the menu just opened.
  • Then a new dialog box would pop up with the message about confirming your decision, just click on “Yes”.
  • Your touchscreen is disabled now. But with a simple restart, it will be enabled again.
  • If you want to turn the touchscreen back on, repeat the previous steps and click on the “Enable device” this time and your touchscreen would start working again.
  • The touchscreen may come back online automatically after the system receives an official update. That time you might have to turn it off again using the same procedure described above.

Disable Touchscreen Using Device Manager


Disable Touchscreen Using Windows PowerShell – Permanent Method

You can also turn off the Touchscreen system using the command prompt or PowerShell in Windows 11. Go through the procedure described below to learn how to disable touchscreen in Windows 11 using PowerShell or Command Prompt.

  • Press and hold the Windows button + X
  • Click on Windows Terminal (Admin)
  • Click on “Yes” on the UAC dialog box
  • Copy & paste the following cmdlet on PowerShell Window and press enter

Get-PnpDevice | Where-Object {$_.FriendlyName -like ‘*touch screen*’} | Disable-PnpDevice -Confirm:$false

  • The touchscreen is now deactivated.
  • To enable the touchscreen again copy & paste the below cmdlet on Windows PowerShell and press enter

Get-PnpDevice | Where-Object {$_.FriendlyName -like ‘*touch screen*’} | Enable-PnpDevice -Confirm:$false

Windows 11 Powershell Command to Disable Touchscreen


Disable Touchscreen Using Registry Editor – Permanent Method

If you want to switch off the touchscreen permanently, but you are not comfortable with Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt, then you should try this method below. It’s easy and safe for any kind of user.

  • Tap the Start button
  • Type registry editor and press Enter
  • When a new pop-up message box appears, click on Yes.
  • Copy the link HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Wisp\Touch and paste it on the Registry Editor’s address bar and press Enter
  • Now Right Click on the white space of the right pane and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value
  • Put a name in the entry TouchGate
  • Double click on the value and make sure it is 0
  • Now close the Registry Editor and restart your PC to make the modification effective.
  • It won’t turn back on again with any system reboot or update automatically
  • You can turn it back on by changing the value of the TouchGate entry to 1

Disable Windows 11 TouchScreen


Disable Touchscreen Using Registry Script App – Alternative Permanent Method

 If you are not a proficient user and you are scared about tweaking the Registry Editor by yourself then you can also try this Registry Script, which will do the job automatically. To use the Registry Script go through the instructions below.

  • Firstly download the Registry Script from here, click on the link and the download will begin automatically.
  • After downloading the file unzip it
  • Navigate to the folder where you unzipped the .reg
  • Right-click on the file named reg and click on Merge
  • Click on Yes when the pop-up message box appears.
  • Then restart the PC and your touchscreen is disabled.


Wrapping Up

I hope the information provided will be helpful for you, That’s all!!!





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