Any downside/danger/problem disabling touch-screen?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by donalgodon, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. donalgodon

    donalgodon MDL Member

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    I never use my touch-screen, so I disabled it via the device manager. Is there any problem with doing so?

    Never had a touch-screen before, and I'm not sure I'd ever get one again on purpose. (Got this one by default config).
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    No problem with such action!

    Just, in case the Mouse will be down and/or didn't works anymore, you could just enable the touch screen and use your finger('s) instead of the Mouse. Better, you didn't un-install the Touch Screen Driver!
     
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  3. john123x

    john123x MDL Member

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    And the good news will be your battery is going to last longer, because touch screen feature is a huge battery drainer
     
  4. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    I like touch screen for flexibility, most especially, when you are lying in bed and want to use your system.
     
  5. donalgodon

    donalgodon MDL Member

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    I guess that makes sense, but I have a backlit keyboard and I'm a touch-typist, so for me, the feature is more of an annoyance if I have to keep wiping fingerprints off the screen, etc.
     
  6. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    If you can disable it in the BIOS, that's probably the cleanest method.
     
  7. donalgodon

    donalgodon MDL Member

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    I didn't see any option for that. Where is such an option generally located?
     
  8. pf100

    pf100 MDL Addicted

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    In the BIOS settings?
     
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  9. donalgodon

    donalgodon MDL Member

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    Yeah, I don't think my UEFI BIOS supports disabling the touch screen.
     
  10. pf100

    pf100 MDL Addicted

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    Just do what you originally thought of, disable it in device manager. It won't cause a problem.
     
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