How to Turn Off Touch Screen on Chromebook

To turn off the touch screen on your Chromebook, enable the Debugging keyboard shortcuts flag and then use the keyboard shortcut SEARCH + SHIFT + T.

Disable touch screen on Chromebook

Chromebooks with touchscreens are very common these days. It is almost a must-have if your Chromebook supports Play Store and Android apps.

However, occasionally you might want to turn off the touch screen. This article will show you how to turn on and turn off the Chromebook touch screen.

Time needed: 2 minutes.

To turn off the touch screen on Chromebook, we need to enable the Debugging keyboard shortcuts flag.

  1. Open a new tab and go to chrome://flags.

    This page lists all the available experimental features.
    Chrome Experiments

  2. Locate the “Debugging keyboard shortcuts” flag.

    You can also directly go to chrome://flags/#ash-debug-shortcutsDebug keyboard shortcuts

  3. From the drop-down, select Enabled.

    This enables the keyboard shortcut that we will be using.Enable flag

  4. Restart your Chromebook.

    Restart your Chromebook to apply the flag.Restart Chrome

You are now ready to use the keyboard shortcuts for turning the Chromebook touch screen on and off. Use:

Keyboard shortcut to disable touchscreen
Keyboard shortcut to disable the touchscreen

SEARCH + SHIFT + T to turn off the touch screen. Use the same keyboard shortcut to turn on the touch screen.

Disable Touchpad

Now that you have enabled the Debugging keyboard shortcuts flag, you can disable or enable the Chromebook touchpad.

Use the keyboard shortcut SHIFT + SEARCH + P to turn off the touchpad or turn it back on.

Disable Chromebook touchpad
Disable Chromebook touchpad

This will be useful whenever you use a mouse and wants to avoid accidental clicks using your touchpad.

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