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The touchscreen feature, available on certain Windows 11 PCs, is certainly a great feature, but it’s also a great way of collecting a large number of fingerprints on your screen. Tired of cleaning your screen? Disable touchscreen.

Disable (or Enable) Touchscreen Using Device Manager

You can disable touchscreen on Windows 11 by using Device Manager. To get started, click the Windows Search icon in the taskbar, type “Device Manager” in the Search bar, and then click Device Manager from the search results.

Open Device Manager.

In Device Manager, locate Human Interface Devices and then click the right arrow next to it.

Expand Human Interface Devices.

In the list that appears, find HID-Compliant Touch Screen. Right-click it and then select “Disable Device” from the context menu.

Disable touchscreen.

In the dialogue box that appears, click “Yes” to confirm you really want to disable touchscreen.

Touchscreen is now disabled.

If you want to reenable it later, simply right-click HID-Compliant Touch Screen in Device Manager and then click “Enable Device” in the context menu.

Enable touchscreen.

Touchscreen is now reenabled.

Windows 11’s user interface features aren’t for everyone. You may also want to disable Snap Layouts.

RELATED: How to Turn Off Snap Layouts in Windows 11

Disable (or Enable) Touchscreen Using Windows Terminal

You can also run a command in Windows Terminal to disable touchscreen. To do this, you’ll need to launch Windows Terminal as an admin. Right-click the Windows icon in the taskbar (or press Windows+X) to open the Power User menu. Next, click “Windows Terminal (Admin)” near the middle of the menu.

Open Windows Terminal Admin.

In Windows Terminal, run this command:

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

Command to disable touchscreen.

Once you run the command, touchscreen will be disabled. To reenable touchscreen, run this command:

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

Command to enable touchscreen.

Touchscreen will now be reenabled.

If you decide you like the touchscreen but you find the autocorrect feature annoying, you can turn off autocorrect on the Touch Keyboard.

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Marshall is a writer with experience in the data storage industry. He worked at Synology, and most recently as CMO and technical staff writer at StorageReview. He's currently an API/Software Technical Writer based in Tokyo, Japan, runs VGKAMI and ITEnterpriser, and spends what little free time he has learning Japanese.
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