Can I turn off the touchscreen? (54349 Views)
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Britt0406
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Can I turn off the touchscreen?

I am having trouble with bugs hitting my screen during this time of year. I can't really do much because the bugs are constantly taking me to different pages.

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Sagalin
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Re: Can I turn off the touchscreen?

My family has cats and the touch screen is so sensitive that when a tail barely brushes the thing, it moves, closes, shrinks, etc. windows.  I would also like a way to to the touch screen capabilities off or possibly reduce the sensitivity.

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CHRMZPWRZ
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Re: Can I turn off the touchscreen?

My best suggestion would be to deactivate as many of your touch input settings.

 

Go to Control Panel,

then Hardware and Sound,

then Pen and Touch,

Click Touch tab and unclick box that says "Use your finger as an input device."

 

I don't think this will turn it off but it might help reduce the effects.

 

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ibfrenchy
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Re: Can I turn off the touchscreen?

That will turn it off.

 

to make a short cut to it on your desktop

1. click on the windows start circle

2. type in Pen and you'll see "Pen and Touch" as an option under the heading Control Panel

3. right click it and drag it to your desktop to creat a short cut

 

then when you want to turn it on and off you'll have it there for quick access...the setting is under the Touch Tab...

 

 

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Sagalin
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Re: Can I turn off the touchscreen?

Thank you!  Cat troubles averted.

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samhell_90
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Re: Can I turn off the touchscreen?

I haven't looked through the whole of this article but if you follow these instructions then you can turn the touch screen completely off and on with ease:

 

Control Panel

 

HP Touch Screen Configuration

 

Global Settings Tab

 

Simply click disable under that option.

 

This way it is easily enabled at a later date.

 

Hope this helps people who are still struggling with this.

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Owen75
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Registered: ‎08-20-2011
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Re: Can I turn off the touchscreen?

I don't see "HP TouchScreen Configuration" anywhere on my Control Panel.  Is that supposed to come up directly on Control Panel, or do you have to go through some other option to get to that?  Thanks.

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dianebrat
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Registered: ‎02-03-2010
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Re: Can I turn off the touchscreen?


Owen75 wrote:

I don't see "HP TouchScreen Configuration" anywhere on my Control Panel.  Is that supposed to come up directly on Control Panel, or do you have to go through some other option to get to that?  Thanks.


Did you try the other approaches referenced by posters above?

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Owen75
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Re: Can I turn off the touchscreen?

Yes, I was successful with the method going to "Hardware  and Sound" and then to "Pen and Touch" and turning off the finger option.   But I asked the question because I do not find anything on my control panel like  "HP TouchScreen configuration."  So I wanted to know if that is simply not on my computer for some reason (I've got a newer version, maybe--bought my computer in April 2011) or if I've missed something.  Because I'd like to be able to go to a configuration screen if there is one.

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dianebrat
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Registered: ‎02-03-2010
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Re: Can I turn off the touchscreen?

That's not the question you initially asked..

There is a Windows based configuration utility, just review the various updates on HP.com for your model or a similar one.

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