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SWcafe74
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Child screen lock

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Running a business and also a family with 3 kids, it has to be said that work and home life regularly need to intersect. This being the case, I have my home office in my bedroom, to accomodate the kids in their own rooms - unfortunaltely this means that my HP is within reach of my kids, my youngest one of which regularly clicks and drags icons around the screen and deletes them etc.

 

Would it not be possible in a future firmware update to include a 'child lock' feature whereby the touchscreen could be inabled or disabled with a combination gesture? (ie like press a certain section of the screen, while simultaneously pressing the power button once?)

 

It would be super handy so I don't have to keep restarting the device to restore the shortcuts etc..

 

 

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Hi SWcafe74,

 

If a "child lock" feature would be available it would most likely be from Microsoft's side in development of Windows although it is a convenient idea.

 

For now, all I can recommend is manually disabling the touchscreen in device manager. This is done by:

 

  1. Searching Device Manager in search
  2. Expand Human Interface Devices
  3. Right Click "HID Compliant Touchscreen"
  4. Press Disable

You can also then select enable. 

 

If you would like device manager to be a shortcut on desktop, just right click > New > Shortcut > paste in "devmgmt.msc". You can assign a keyboard shortcut in the form of Ctrl + Alt + _ by right clicking the shortcut > Properties > Shortcut Tab > Shortcut Key > and pressing either a number or letter of your choice.

 

You can also have Device Manager turn on automatically on startup. Hit Win key + R and paste in "shell:startup". Then go through right click > New > Shortcut > paste in "devmgmt.msc".

 

While writing this, I actually found a helpful step-by-step article on automating the toggle on and off of the touchscreen through a keyboard shortcut. 

 

The article is here: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/toggle-touchscreen-windows-10/

 

It's under "Automate the Toggle Process"

 

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kem579


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Hi @kem579;

 

thanks for your response, but I think you may have misunderstood which screen I was referring to. I am talking about the touch screen on the actual printer, not a touchscreen of a laptop or desktop - which is what the link you sent me seems to be referring to;

 

you can also see my device list below under HID - you can see it doesn't appear there.. I thought it would be a bit of a stretch for window to be able to 'see' the touchscreen of a connected printer and control it from within windows..

 

thanks for the attempt tho.. 

 

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:smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy:

 

Yeah sorry about that - thought you were referring to a PC.

 

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kem579


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Hi kem579;

 

Yep - no problem - all good. 

 

appreciate you trying;

 

Cheers

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