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12-12-2011 05:30 AM
One of my cats likes to stick his nose to the touch screen. Is there any way to turn just the touch screen off on a 520-1020?
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12-12-2011 11:55 AM
Here is how I do it:
Go to Control Panel, then Hardware and Sounds.
Select Pen and Touch and go to the Touch tab.
At the top is "Use your finger as an input device." Uncheck it.
Click Apply and then OK.
The touchscreen no longer works to your touch. You now need to use the mouse and keyboard, just like any other computer.
Repeat these steps to turn it back on. You will need to also check "Enable multi-touch gestures and inking", as it turns off when the" Use your finger . . . " is turned off.
Hope that helps.
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07-17-2012 12:25 PM
Hi, I wanted to do this too because I never really use it. I wonder if it is beneficial in anyway (longer life?) or if I'm better off to just leave things alone. I'm off warranty and don't want to screw things up.
It does seem though that it would prolong the life of it. Less things to go wrong, like I said I only really played with it at first, it's much easier just to mouse from where I have it. When I want to play, just turn it back on....
07-20-2012 04:45 AM
I am having the same problem. I go to Control panel and hardward and sounds, but don't see Pen and Touch as an option, and can't find it anywhere. Any ideas?