Enable or Disable Touch by Finger in Windows 10

If you have a touch screen device with Windows 10 installed, you can specify whether touch input is enabled or disabled without disabling the touch screen hardware. This can be done with a special Registry tweak. Here's how to enable or disable touch by finger in Windows 10.


Windows 10 is designed to work well on touchscreen devices. These days, there are plenty of Windows 10 devices including laptops, tablets, and 2-in-1 devices come with the touchscreen. The touchscreen can be used as the only input device or as a secondary input on a laptop, desktop, or 2-in-1 device.

By disabling the touch by finger feature, you will disable touch input by finger for your user account only. The change won't affect the lock screen and sign-in screen.

To Enable or Disable Touch by Finger in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Open Registry Editor (Tip: see our detailed tutorial about Registry Editor).
  2. Navigate to the following key:

    Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one click.

    If you do not have this key, then just create it.

  3. In the right pane of Registry Editor, you will see a value named TouchGate. If you do not have it, you can create it, it is a 32-bit DWORD value. Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.
  4. Change its value data in decimals. Set it to 1 to enable touch by finger. A value data of 0 will disable it.Windows 10 Disable Touch By Finger
  5. To make the changes done by the Registry tweak take effect, you need to sign out and sign in to your user account. Alternatively, restart Windows 10.

To save your time, you can download the following ready-to-use Registry files.

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That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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