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10-22-2013 08:34 AM
I don't want to use the touch screen. How do I switch it off? It gets activated by all sorts of things, such as my pet cat's tail touching it, or an insect landing on it, or a curtain blowing against it. I don't type using the screen, i prefer the keyboard as I can't type fast on the screen. I'd like to disable the screen touch when i'm not using it (most of the time), or even permanently - it is not useful for what i want to do as the screen is not as sensitive or fast as the input devices i typically use.
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10-22-2013 09:01 PM - edited 10-23-2013 04:48 PM
Fiona, welcome to the forum.
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In the meantime, here is a thread from the forum that may solve your problem.
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10-30-2013 09:17 AM
Thanks for your response, but unfortunately, I had already seen the answers on that other thread and they don't work for me. I have an HP Pavilion 23 running Windows 8. In Control Panel, under Pen and Touch there are options to slow down and speed up the reaction of the PC to touching the screen, but not to switch off the touch screen altogether.
This is why I asked the question - I had hunted for the solution but failed to find it as the posted solutions all seem to apply to earlier versions of Windows.
I've tried setting all the available control panel options so that the screen is less sensitive, but unfortunately it still reacts, albeit slower or less violently.
Is there a way to turn off this annoying touch screen feature? It is really hampering my work.
10-31-2013 09:28 AM - last edited on 02-24-2017 11:28 AM by OscarFuentes
I will do my best to help you get your touchscreen off. There are several models of the Pavilion 23. Could you please give me the exact Model Number of your Pavilion 23.
10-31-2013 10:15 AM
Hi. Thanks for responding. the Product number is: E6Q09EA#ABU, Product name: 23-f221ea. I am running Windows 8.1.
I hope this is enough information for you to be able to answer my question. if not please let me know.
10-31-2013 10:48 AM
Here is how to turn off your touchscreen.
*Hardware and Sounds*
*Pen and Touch*
*Change Touch Input*
choose the *Touch* tab
then uncheck *Use your finger as an input device*
Click Apply and the OK
The touch screen should be disabled now.
Let me know if this worked for you.
10-31-2013 11:49 AM
Unfortunately, this is the same answer as given on the forums already, and does not work with Windows 8.1. There is no option under Pen and Touch to select / unselect "Use your finger as an input device". All I am given is options to control how fast / slow the screen reaction is for double click and press & hold. I have already changed these to slow the reaction down, but I have been unable to turn it OFF altogether, which is what I want to do.
10-31-2013 12:05 PM
Could you please send me a screen shot of your Pen and Touch screen?You should have different tabs across the top. In the 'Touch' tab near the top of the page should be 2 check boxes.
Let me know.