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How to disable touchscreen in laptop

📅 2021-Nov-14 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ touchscreen ⬩ 📚 Archive

Many laptops now comes with touchscreens. I do not like to use them since some window or action gets chosen due to accidental touches or it interferes when I am writing on the display with my pen.

Disable in BIOS

In my earlier Dell laptop, there was an option in the BIOS itself to disable the touchscreen. So, all I had to do was reboot, enter the BIOS, disable it and then reboot again.

Disable in Windows

I could not find an option to disable in BIOS for my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga (4th Gen). For such systems, open the Device Manager in Windows. Go to Human Interface Devices -> HID-compliant touch screen, right-click and choose Disable device. The touchscreen is immediately disabled.