Disable the touch screen on Windows 8Written by: Dogar Sahab - Published: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 - Comments
You got a keyboard for your tablet and want to disable the touch screen on Windows 8? Nothing easier than that, here’s how.
All Windows 8 tablets come with good hardware configuration and one or more USB ports. USB ports are required to connect peripheral devices like External keyboard, Mouse, Gamepad and different Portable media devices. Some games
are not optimized with multi touch display. You need to add these peripheral devices to play them.
To avoid accidently touching the screen, you may want to disable the touch input temporarily after connecting the Peripheral devices (keyboard, Mouse, Gamepad) to the tablet. After disabling touch input feature, the display will behave like any other normal non-touch input display.
It is very simple task to disable the touch screen input on Windows 8. Simply follow the instructions below:-
1. Navigate to Start screen. In the Start screen, tap on
Control Panel tile.
2. In control panel Window, Scroll down and tap on the “More Settings” option.
Old Control Panel window will open.
3. Next, go to Hardware and Sound and after that tap on Pen and
Touch option. Pen and Touch window will open.
4. Now, in the Pen and Touch window, navigate to Touch tab
option. Uncheck the Use your finger as an input device box to disable the touch input. Then press
Apply and then OK.
You are done. Now touch input is disabled on your Windows 8 tablet. Make sure you have already connected a doc, keyboard or mouse with your windows 8 tab before disabling touch input.
Otherwise you need to switched off your tablet by holding the power button and then switch on it to re enable touch input feature.