How to disable the touch screen in Windows 11

Windows 11 logo on a dark blue shadow background

The touch screen feature, which is available on some Windows 11 PCs, is definitely a nice feature, but it’s also a great way to collect a large number of fingerprints on your screen. Tired of cleaning your screen? Disable the touch screen.

Disable (or enable) the touch screen using Device Manager

You can disable the touch screen on Windows 11 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 the HID-compliant touch screen. Right-click on it and select Disable Device from the context menu.

Disable the touch screen.

In the dialog that appears, click Yes to confirm that you really want to disable the touch screen.

Click

The touch screen is now disabled.

If you want to re-enable it later, just right-click on HID-Compliant Touch Screen in Device Manager and then click Enable Device in the context menu.

Activate the touch screen.

The touch screen is now re-enabled.

Windows 11 user interface features are not suitable for everyone. You may also want to disable Snap Layouts.

Related: How to turn off Snap Layouts in Windows 11

Disable (or enable) the touch screen using Windows Terminal

You can also run the command as Windows Terminal to disable the touch screen. To do this, you will need to run Windows Terminal as an administrator. Right-click the Windows icon in the taskbar (or press Windows + X) to open the Power User menu. Next, click on “Windows Terminal (Admin)” near the middle of the list.

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 the touch screen.

Once the command is run, the touch screen will be disabled. To re-enable the touch screen, run this command:

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

Command to enable the touch screen.

The touch screen will now be re-enabled.

If you decide you like the touch screen but find the autocorrect feature annoying, you can turn off autocorrect on the touch keyboard.



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