How to Turn Off or Disable Touch Screen on a Chromebook

Mycle Ahir
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Unfortunately, Chromebooks have a touch screen, which makes them quite annoying to use. The touch screen makes the Chromebooks completely useless for those who are not fond of using touch screens. The touch screen lacks precision and accuracy when compared to using a mouse for example. Using the touch screen is not quite convenient. 

In Chrome OS settings, there is no option to disable the touch screen. But, We can disable it by another method as the Chrome OS developers require this option, and disabling the touchscreen or trackpad is as simple as enabling a single Chrome flag. This post will explain how to disable the touch screen on a Chromebook.

Steps To Disable Touch Screen on a Chromebook

Step 1: Launch the Chrome browser. Then, in the address bar, type chrome:/flags. Then press the Enter key.

Step 2: Now, paste the path below into the address bar and press Enter. 


Step 3: A drop-down menu will appear; select enable from it. This will permit some highly developed keyboard shortcuts in OS.

Step 4: Then, in the bottom right corner of the browser, click “Restart” to apply the changes.

Step 5: After relaunching your Chromebook, use the shortcut key “Search + Shift + T” to Disable the touch screen.

Step 6: The touch screen will be disabled.

If you want to re-enable the touch screen, use the same keyboard shortcut, and it will become active again.

The Chrome flags used in this guide are nothing but the features that developers can use to test upcoming features and tools in the Chrome browser and ChromeOS, but they also include special tools that developers can use to test devices.

So those are the steps to disable your Chromebook’s touch screen. That concludes this guide. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section.

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Mycle is an enthusiastic computer science student who is passionate about all things tech. In his free time, he can be found playing his favorite games like FIFA and Free Fire, always on the lookout for new and exciting games to try. When he's not gaming, Mycle enjoys troubleshooting computer and game-related issues, using his technical skills to solve problems.
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