How to Disable Touchscreen on Chromebook

March 20, 2024
David Sunnyside

Chromebooks are great devices if you need a lightweight laptop that can browse the web easily, but they also have some features which may seem too much. One example is the touchscreen. It's easy for browsing and makes for a nice smartphone-laptop combination, but it can also be annoying when it causes accidental clicks out of text fields or navigation away from the page you want to visit. Luckily, you can disable the touchscreen on your chromebook.

To do so, you'll need to delve into Chrome's experimental features and use a keyboard shortcut. First, open Chrome and type "chrome://flags" into the search bar at the top of the window. Once the Chrome flags menu opens, find the option that says "debugging keyboard shortcuts" and change it to "disabled." Then click on the blue Relaunch Now button at the bottom of the window to restart your device.

Once you restart your device, the touchscreen and touchpad will no longer work. However, you can re-enable them at any time by using the same keyboard shortcut.

So, there you have it. With the simple keyboard shortcut, you can disable your touchscreen on your chromebook and keep swiping, clicking, and scrolling to your heart's content. Just remember to enable it again when you need it again. And don't forget to check out our article on other tips that can make your chromebook better. Good luck! And if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to comment below.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram