How to Turn on Touch Screen on Chromebook

January 5, 2024
David Sunnyside

Touchscreens are a great addition to any computer, allowing users to interact with their device in a whole new way. However, like any technology, there are times when the touchscreen may stop working for various reasons. Fortunately, there are a number of easy steps that can be taken to resolve these issues and get the touchscreen back up and running.

First, ensure that the Chromebook is properly powered on and has a functioning battery. Then, navigate to the settings menu and locate the "Device" option. Here you will find the options to enable or disable the touchscreen and touchpad. You can also access this setting by using a keyboard shortcut. To activate this keyboard shortcut, open the Chrome browser and type or paste chrome://flags/#ash-debug-shortcuts into the address bar. Once the Chrome flags menu opens, select Enable. A button will then appear on the flags window saying Restart, which will prompt you to reboot your Chromebook.

Once the computer has restarted, navigate to the settings and locate the option to disable the touchscreen. Once you have done this, follow the on-screen instructions to re-enable it. This can often help to resolve issues with the touchscreen that have arisen due to temporary software glitches. If the problem persists, try contacting customer support for further troubleshooting tips.

David Sunnyside
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