how to turn off the touchscreen on a chromebook

How to Turn Off the Touch Screen on a Chromebook

If you have only recently started using a Chromebook, you might want to learn some basics. For example, you should learn how to split the screen on a Chromebook or know the methods to record the screen on your Chromebook. Apart from that, if your Chromebook comes with a touch screen, you can turn off the touch screen display to avoid accidental mistouches while typing or using the function keys. Moreover, Chrome OS has this peculiar touchscreen issue that crops up when your Chromebook gets warm. The touchscreen display starts acting up, resulting in mistouches. So to avoid such issues, you need to learn how to disable the touch screen on a Chromebook.

Disable the Touch Screen on Chromebook (2022)

1. To turn off the touch screen on a Chromebook, you first need to enable a Chrome Flag from the browser. Open the Chrome browser and type chrome://flags into the address bar. Then, hit Enter.

2. Next, search for “debugging keyboard shortcuts” or paste the below path into the address bar and hit Enter. Now, click on the drop-down menu next to it and “Enable” the chrome flag. This will turn on some advanced Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts, which are generally used by developers to debug the OS.


3. After that, click the “Restart” button at the bottom-right corner of the browser to apply the changes.

4. After the reboot, use the “Search + Shift + T” keyboard shortcut to disable the touch screen on your Chromebook. That’s it. To re-enable the touch screen, press the same keyboard shortcut, and the touch screen will become active again. Pretty easy, right?

Turn Off the Touch Display on Your Chromebook

So these are the quick steps you need to follow to turn off the touch screen on your Chromebook. While I like using the touchscreen panel on my Chromebook, sometimes it causes mistouch issues even when you are just using the keyboard. Well, you can now avoid such issues. Anyway, that’s all for this guide. But if you want to learn how to install the Tor browser on your Chromebook, head to our detailed tutorial. And to freely edit PDF files on a Chromebook, follow our instructions in the linked guide. Finally, if you have any questions, let us know in the comment section below.

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