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Q: touch screens Disable pinch zoom on the screen

How do I disable the pinch zoom on the screen in windows 7?. I know it can be done in windows 8.1 in the mouse properties under the hardware tab but windows 7 does not have a harware tab in the mouse properties.

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Hi There, I am trying to disable the pinch to zoom function in IE on Windows 10. we have tried the following Reg Key but this wasn't successful:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft Internet Explorer\Zoom <o:p></o:p>
DWORD: ZoomDisabled<o:p></o:p>
Value: 1
Does anyone else have any ideas?

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Hi I know how to disable the Pinch zoom feature but it comes back next computing session, is there a way to permanently disable please?  Any help is always appreciated. BD

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A:How to disable Pinch Zoom permanently please

Hi, Try the following. Hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run box type regedit and hit enter In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTP\Install Inside, look for a key named DeleteUserSettingsOnUpgrade If this is present, right click the key and select Modify Set the Value data field to 0 ( Zero ) and then click Ok. Close the Registry Editor. Make the Synaptics setting changes you require in the usual way and save them, then check if they're now retained after a reboot. Regards, DP-K

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We have enabled the Guest Account on a Tablet which is running on Windows 8.1. We are using Group policy settings to restrict access for the Guest User. We need to disable the pinch and zoom
feature on the tablet.
Could you let us know how can we achieve this?

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Hello hopefully someone can help me figure out how to disable the pinch to zoom gesture on my windows 8.1 lenovo touch screen desktop. I haven't been able to find a option to do so with windows 8. In windows 7 i disabled the pinch zoom feature using flicks but there is no such option for windows 8.

A:How do i disable pinch zoom feature on win8 touchscreen PC

For me, on my ASUS laptop, its in the ASUS Smart Gesture Utility settings menu. I only have a touch pad though, no touch screen. Does your Lenovo have a similar utility?

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Hi everyone, I like this laptop and the touchpad works fine, but I'd like to disable the pinch-to-zoom function. Following internet articles, I've looked a number of times at the Control Panel under Mouse settings. There's no touchpad listed, and no 'Device Settings' tab at the far right. Then I tried updating the mouse drivers, but all are said to be the most current. I tried downloading a touchpad driver from synaptics, but the dl failed to install on setup twice. I tried checking the UEFI settings (is that the BIOS?) following a previous post here, but cannot see any listing for touchpad. Any ideas? Help! Thanks a lot, Peter

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Hi everyone.

I've bought myself a new Dell Inspiron 7537. This is the first time I have a laptop with touchscreen.
I'm still trying to get use to it, and there's something I want to ask.
I've discovered that there are 2 types of pinch zoom.
- The first one is pinch zoom on the touch screen, which is really smooth and responsive. What it does is that it zooms the display .
- The second one is what I really hate, pinch zoom on the trackpad. The different is that this zooms the webpage and its data, it increases the font size of the text, pictures, every content of the webpage while trying to fit everything in the display. It has the same effect as Ctrl + and Ctrl - and it is very laggy!

So my question is: Is there a way to configure the trackpad pinchzoom so that will work just like touch screen pinch zoom?
I know the surface can do that since I've tried it in the store. Zooming with the trackpad on the type cover does the same as zooming on the touch display.
I've been searching everywhere on the internet but couldn't find any way to configure the trackpad pinch zoom. I really hope someone could help me. Thank you in advance.

A:Configuration for Trackpad pinch zoom

You need to make those changes in the Control Panel under the Mouse setting. There should be a tab labeled "Device Settings", that you can use to change the advanced mouse settings. Basic computer 101.

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Hi our boss here has a Surface Pro 4 and mentioned his Pinch and Zoom on the touch screen isn't working any longer. He used to be able to open an Outlook message and he could pinch and zoom successfully using the touch screen. I know sometimes you actually do pinch and zoom on the touch pad. Is this even possible? The setting on the touch pad control panel is enabled and we are able to pinch and zoom on the pad but only in a browser, not within Outlook.

Does anyone know what to look at or check? thank you!

A:Pinch and Zoom on Surface Pro 4 Not Working

a full cold power cycle of the Surface seems to have solved the issue. These tablets only go into a low power mode when restarting the OS. Do this by holding the power and volume-up buttons for 12-15 sec...

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What camera app would you recommend?

What are the best free and nonfree camera apps?

Searched "windows 8 camera app with pinch to zoom" on google and haven't found it yet

Been lurking around the store. I did find some that let you pinch to zoom for attachable cameras to laptops like logitech's attachable camera.

I'm looking for a clampshell device with a camera on the back. If need be, I'll look at the android options but first I want to see if there are some good windows ones.

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Product Name: HP Pavilion 15-ab045sa 15.6
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I am getting really annoyed! in Mouse and touchpad settings I don't want pinch and zoom enabled! So I disable it only to find out when I restart the computer, it has enabled itself again. I hate it as I keep rezing my desktop icons because of pinch and zoom. Does anyone know how to solve this please?

I saved a profile for my Mouse and Touchpad settings. But it still loads the default settings, that has pinch and zoom enabled. I have to Manually load my settings. Come on HP! Not good enough!!!

A:Pinch and Zoom keep resetting on HP Pavilion 15-ab045sa

I think I found a fix! After mucking around in the registry, trying all sorts of stuff, moving keys around, with some PARTIAL success but not totally satisfactory... something caught my eye...
Open up regedit.exe
Navigate to:
Look for a key in that Install folder called DeleteUserSettingsOnUpgrade
Double click and change the value to 0
Now go back to the Synaptics control panel, set everything how you like, and reboot. See if it holds. It is holding on mine, still have to test on another computer.
So, this is a sign something weirder is going on behind the scenes, if the driver thinks it is "upgrading" after every reboot.... but anyway, if it works for now, good enough for me!

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I installed all drivers for the touchpad. No seeing any UltraNav software. And i don't find any settings to reduce the pinch zoom sensitivity (except enable/disable it).For now the sensitivity are too high, barely to make zooming on browser back to 100% (micrometer precision required) or google maps is zooming too fast. I know i can reset the zoom via keyboard but the annoying part is when I have 2 fingers on the touchpad to prepare the scrolling and it triggers the zooming.Device: X1 Extreme (20MF000XGE)So the question is: does anyone know how to adjust the sensitivity just for the pinch zoom?

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Is there a way to reduce the sensitivity of the touchpad and/or disable the zoom feature of the touchpad without disabling the touchpad entirely? Over the years, with my other laptop, I grew used to using my right hand to move the pointer while using my left hand to click my selection, so I often have both hands resting on the touchpad. It's second nature, and a hard habit to break. This is a problem on my Lenovo Edge 15 touchpad, because having my left hand anywhere near the touchpad while moving the pointer around with my right hand, I keep inadvertently activating the zoom in/out feature. I do rely on the touchpad quite a bit, so I don't want to turn it off, but the constant zooming issue is really affecting my productivity. Every minute or two, I'm having to stop and Ctrl+0 to get the screen back to normal magnification. I don't see a simple way to fix this in my mouse/touchpad settings. Thanks.

A:Touchpad Pinch Zoom Problem on Lenovo Edge 15

I hope you've figured this out by now and aren't still having this problem. I figured I'd post anyway in case other people are searching for an answer and having trouble finding it. The zoom was driving me insane also and I finally found an answer on another forum. I have a Lenovo G50, but it's likely the problems would be resolved similarly.  Go to Control Panel > Devices and Printers > Mouse (or just search for "Mouse" in your Cortana search bar). Open Mouse Properties and navigate to the far right tab where your touchpad driver is listed, I'm assuming many of us Lenovo users have the same driver but mine is "Elan". Under where the device is listed there are buttons: Enable Device, Stop Device, Options. Or yours may say "Advanced Settings" instead of Options. Open Opions/Settings.  Find the Multi-Finger tab and location the Zooming option. Check the Disable button (or slow zoom rate if you prefer). Click Apply ...and it's fixed! I'm so much happier now that my screen isn't constantly zooming in and out. My left hand constantly bumps the touchpad and the zooming was NOT working for me.  

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Hello all! I own a recently purchased Acer E 15 laptop, and like many Windows 8.1 users, I'm very frustrated by the so-called "Precision" touchpad. The pinch-zoom function simply never works when you want it to, but it will suddenly zoom your screen to 300% when you're doing something else.I have been trying to turn pinch-zoom off, but none of the published solutions I've seen in this forum or elsewhere on the web seem to apply to my laptop. When I go into mouse management via the control panel, all I get is this window. I simply don't have the extra "Device Settings" tab shown in all the solutions I've seen. None of the tabs on the window displayed below seem to have any kind of checkbox to control pinch-zoom or any of the other "precision" features. It's the same on the "Mouse" window in the Modern/Touchscreen display. Nowhere do I seem to have the controls to turn pinch-zoom off.Can someone offer me a solution, please? The sudden zooming and unzooming is very annoying and disruptive to my work.Thank you! P.S.: The touchpad is often laggy too, and sometimes just freezes up. I don't know if these are related issues, but if there's a solution for this too, I'd appreciate it.

A:Disabling pinch-zoom on Acer E 15? (Previous solut...

Hi mtlwriterguy, Try going to the ELANTECH or Synaptics options (depending witch one you have installed on your laptop) and see if you disable it there. If you can?t find the option there, then you won?t be able to do the steps of the solution you found.            If the information was helpful, remember to mark (Accept as Solution), and give a KUDO, this will help others with same problems to find the solution and solving their problem as well. Thanks! 

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Hi there, I know how to get into the correct menu and turn pinch zoom off but every time I restart my laptop I have to go back and turn it off again, this is very frustrating. Is there a way I can permanently turn this option off? Thanks

A:Synaptics trackpad pinch zoom resetting each time I restart

Hi, Try the following. Hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run box type regedit and hit enter In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTP\Install Inside, look for a key named DeleteUserSettingsOnUpgrade If this is present, right click the key and select Modify Set the Value data field to 0 ( Zero ) and then click Ok. Close the Registry Editor. Disable 'Pinch Zoom' in the usual way and save this setting, then check if it's now retained after a reboot. Regards, DP-K

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I wanted to disable Multi-Touch functionality on internet explorer. Using our finger i can Zoom-In and Zoom-out on internet explorer.
I need to disable this feature. It would be great if someone helps me out to disable this feature.


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My Lenovo U410 Touch recently got damaged - the hinge broke causing the touch screen to **bleep**.I was told that a repair was not feasible as none of the repair shops near me were able to source the parts needed.I therefore bought a new laptop. However, there is a lot of data on the old laptop that I want to access, including sorting out the licensing of MS Office (by uninstalling from the old one).I cannot do anything about it as the old machine is completely unusable as due to the touch screen being cracked, it seems to think it is constantly being touched in multiple places on the screen. This means that I cannot access the laptop to copy the data or uninstall Office. Anyone know any way around this that doesn't involve taking it to a repair shop to "recover" my data. Cheers

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I have a hp pavilion touchsmart 15-n029so. Unfortunately my touch screen is defect, so 5-6 points on the screen is constant active. Until recently I managed to disable the driver for only the touch driver (not the screen) through device manager, but then a lately update for windows 10 activated the driver again. So now the 5-6 points is constant active, and I cannot login because the screen will not focus on the login field.  This means I cannot login to windows 10. I have also tried to start safe mode (turning off computer repeatly, so it starts up in safe mode), but here the touch screen driver is also active.  How can I disable the touch screen driver without login into windows 10?  

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I wanted to disable the zoom out and zoom-in option in windows 10.
Is there anyone has an idea how to disable it. Is there any registry setting which helps to disable this feature?
I have tried below but didn't work:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Zoom
and set the value to "1".
It would be great if someone helps me out.


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When opened notepad or Internet explorer and i tried to zoom-in and zoom-out it is zooming-in but as per my requirement i need to disable this feature. I have tried the following things but didn't work:
1. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Zoom\ZoomDisabled=1

Press Windows
key + R. This will open Run. Alternatively, you can go to Start and search for Run.

In Run dialog box, type gpedit.msc and
hit enter.

Now navigate to: Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Edge

On the right hand pane double click on Allow
Edge Swipe.

Set the policy to Disabled.

Restart the PC

3. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet
Explorer\ZOOM] \ ZoomDisabled =1
4. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Zoom] "ZoomDisabled"=dword:00000001

Is there anyone has an idea how to disable this feature in windows 10?

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Can you disable the touch screen on the Dell Inspiron 14r easily? Thank you

A:Disable touch screen?

hi it is so sample to disable touch screen in windows 8 

go to my computer,s properties
select device manager
click on human interface devices
there is a touch screen option
right click on the touch screen and click on disable this device
now touch screen is bye bye

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I want to know how to disable the touch screen???..........

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My touch screen is broken and when is on it clicks by it self in 6 to 10 times all over the screen constantly!!  i tried to disable it in Device Manager didn't work also tired remove drivers and deleted it all!!But erver single time i restart my pc i starts a windows uppdate and turn it on agen.....

A:Can you disable touch screen?

Locate the driver in the device manager, right-click and select Disable.  Then apply.

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Is there anyway to tell windows 8, "I'm not using a touch screen so stop telling me to tap things via messages"? I'm using a desktop.

A:Disable touch screen features?

2 possiblities, i've seen both of these work

Go to Control Panel, then Hardware and Sounds.Select Pen and Touch and go to the Touch tab.
At the top is "Use your finger as an input device." Uncheck it.
Click Apply and then OK.

Press the Windows logo key + X.
Select Device Manager from the list.
Click the little arrow next to Human Interface Devices to expand the list.
Click the touch screen driver (in my case, NextWindow Voltron Touch Screen).
Right-click, and select Disable from the list.
Click Yes on the dialog box that asks if you are sure you want to disable the touch screen driver.
Give them both a try

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Hi all, I have been given a ThinkPad T470. Due to working reasons I have to disable the touch screen feature but I havenīt find how to do it, is it possible? Thanks and regards,  

A:T470 disable touch screen

Hi zip_90,Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
Please have a look on this document which tells you about
Enable or disable touch screen from Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
I hope the above information helped you. 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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We got a new hp pavilion laptop recently, it has a touch screen. When using it to scroll down a page, it automatically magnifies. We then close thumb/index finger to shrink the copy to original size, over and over again.

We do not want the magnification, it's annoying. How do I disable it?

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I have a cracked touch screen I need to disable

A:How do I disable a touch screen that is cracked

Try the method described in this video.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9Uy5lpHzK0

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I have grave concern in regards to my job taking screenshots of my Baby. Every 5 minutes 3 screenshots are taken. Is there anyway to hide this exact screen from becoming screenshoted? Thank you so much

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Good Day!  Just bought my HP pavilion netbook 11 inches, 6 months ago and it has a problem to the touch screen monitor, it keeps on clicking on the left side portion of the screen and its very irritating. Please help me how to disable the touch screen function of this.

A:How to Disable the touch screen for HP Pavilion in windows 8

Hi,In general, please try: Press the Windows logo key + X.Select Device Manager from the list.Click the little arrow next to Human Interface Devices to expand the list.Click the touch screen driver,Right-click, and select Disable from the list.Click Yes on the dialog box that asks if you are sure you want to disable the touch screen driver.Regards.

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Why? because my Samsung ATIV Book 9 plus screen has a slight crack, I mean barely noticable, but it totally wrecked the touch screen as in it starts to freak out. little circles come up on it as if it is being touched and so, it seems when I disable the touch screen that does not happen. But when I restart the computer it enables itself. Also sometimes it enables itself in the middle of the computer being on. I have gone to the Human Interface Devices and even clicked on the uninstall of the touch screen, but it installs itself right back in minutes. I can disable it, then if I restart, it is enabled again. And it can mess with things when it is enabled as it starts flipping out.

So, I want to be able to have it permanently disabled somehow. Is that a possibility? and it is incredible if it is not. I do not want to spend for a new laptop screen. The crack is barely visible, actually, but it is there from top to the bottom of the screen but barely visible.


A:I would like to permanently disable my laptop touch screen

Using Autoruns, you have to hunt down all the EXEs, DLLs, etc etc etc that involve the touchscreen operations, and disable said files. I did that for my extra antivirus program [now mummified] -- and it has not come back to life since then.

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Touchsmart 320-1122laWindows 8 64bits This solution not work for me because i don't have the option "Use your finger as an input device." Go to Control Panel, then Hardware and Sounds.Select Pen and Touch and go to the Touch tab.At the top is "Use your finger as an input device."  Uncheck it.Click Apply and then OK.  Is there another solution??? Thanks in advance.

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A:How to temporarily disable the touch screen in Windows 8? To...

Hi, I have an HP TouchSmart 320-1030, so this may work on your TouchSmart: Press the Windows logo key + X.Select Device Manager from the list.Click the little arrow next to Human Interface Devices to expand the list.Click the touch screen driver (in my case, NextWindow Voltron Touch Screen).Right-click, and select Disable from the list.Click Yes on the dialog box that asks if you are sure you want to disable the touch screen driver. When you want your touch screen to work again, follow the process above, EXCEPT when right-clicking the touch screen driver, select Enable. ~Lil LiebeI'm not an HP employee; I just want to help. ***Click the white Kudos star to say thanks*** Clicking "Accept as Solution" on a reply that solves your issue makes it easier for other people to find solutions. 

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Inspiron 7347 13 5000 2 in 1.
Screen is cracked (possibly a design fault), but repair cost is more than computer is worth and crack is bearable if can disable the touch function.
Have used:
WIN+X > Device Manager > Human Input Device > Touch Screen > "disable device" AND "uninstall device" 
This will work for roughly 24 hours or less before the screen magically reinstalls itself requires uninstalling again.

Running new Windows 10 (updated 22 Dec 2017). Even did a full reinstall of Windows 10.
This even happens when computer is plugged into an HDMI cable and the screen is not in use.
Very strange.

Any suggestions?

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Hi there, I have a Lenovo Model: Flex 3-1580 Laptop, Machine Type: 80R40006US I have two issues that I?m sure can be resolved but I haven?t found one yet.Disable touch screen permanentlyDisable track pad permanently. I have disabled the touch screen device in device manager but when I restart my laptop, it always enables it. For the track pad, I would like to disable it all the time. I don?t see anywhere, where I can permanently disable these two items. (This message may be in the wrong forum but figured it would be much the same with other units)

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Okay, so my laptop has a key next to the F12 key that all it does is mute the volume and my F6 and F7 keys have no Function key command. I was wondering if there was some way to map any of these keys so that when I press Fn in conjunction with them it disables/enables my touchscreen (because sometimes the touch screen can be more of a nuisance than a benefit). My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15R Touch.

If anyone can help me by pointing me to a program that will allow me to remap Fn + (other key) commands that currently have nothing assigned to them that would be a great help (or if someone could tell me how to do it on the command line that would be cool too). Also, is there an easy way to disable the touch screen that can be mapped to the keys or is it too complex for that? Looking around Google some people have more trouble disabling it than others so I was curious if this was even possible to do in a relatively simple fashion.

Here is a picture of a keyboard like mine:

Edit: In addition, if you could help me find a way to map a command to disable/enable the touchpad (my old laptop had a button for this but my current one doesn't) I would greatly appreciate it, because when you're using a mouse sometimes the touchpad can get in the way.

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I have a touch screen device with Windows 8.1.
I tried using the Magnifier, and I noticed that:
1. When I touch the screen the Magnifier shows elements ([+] [-] [X]) on the screen corners.
2. when I use the touch pad/mouse these icons are removed.
These elements hide the start button, and portion of the task-bar, and hide part of the screen.
I wanted to know if there is a way to prevent Magnifier from showing the corner elements when I touch the screen.


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The laptop: HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Notebook PC (15-j173cl)Windows 8.1 Pro The problem: I use an external monitor, so my laptop is usually shut.  Randomly, my touch screen THINKS something is touching it, which disrupts whatever I'm doing.  I would like to disable the touch screen completely, as I do not use it at all. I thought maybe the latch wasn't closing properly, but the screen resolution changes when I shut the laptop, so it KNOWS it's closed and switches to the proper resolution for my external monitor, but it DOES NOT disactivate the touch screen, and some dirt or something is touching it, changing where my mouse is pointed, where I am typing, etc. I have tried cleaning the screen and keyboard with compressed air. The problem happens randomly; sometimes when I CAD for the day, sometimes after hours of working.

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A:Disable touch screen for HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j173cl Notebo...

Hello, @rockspeak Welcome to the HP Forums.I see that you're looking to disable the touch feature in your notebooks display. I will help you with this. You can do this by going into Device Manager > click the + or > by Human Interface Devices > right click on HID-compliant touch screen > choose disable. This will have disabled the touch ability. Let me know if this works for you.Thank you for posting on the HP Forums.

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Just installed 8.1 preview on the new Acer W3. Runs smooth but there is a huge problem with Internet Explorer 11 Touch (the modern UI version of the browser). Since the tablet is small (8"), I set the page zoom at 125% to fill the screen. Every time I open a web page zoomed to 125% (like www.cnet.com for example), the page loads with 1/4 of it pushed to the right and out of view. I can of course touch and drag the screen to center it, but that's a pain to do every time I open a new page. What's strange is when I click "refresh", the page reloads and centers correctly. The issue does not occur using the desktop version of IE11 and it did not occurs at all using IE10 (both modern version and desktop version). Here is a quick video clip that shows the problem:

Help please.

A:IE11 Touch Alignment issues (zoom set to 125%)

I have the same issue with my EXOPC, worked fine with version 8.0.

We'll have to wait for an update....

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While typing on a browser, my screen zooms in and out periodically, and I'm sure it's because I'm accidentally touching something.  How do I disable this?  I've tried going into mouse/touchpad settings but there isn't any option about changing the zoom. I use Windows 8.1 and have an HP Notebook 15. Thank you very much for your help in solving this annoying problem.

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A:how to disable zoom from touchpad on HP 15 notebook

Please Click Here to find the steps involved in disabling the pinch zoom feature of your Notebook Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again "I work for Hewlett-Packard" * * * * * Click the "Purple Thumbs Up Icon in the lower right corner of a post" to say thanks * * * * * * * * * * Please mark Accept As Solution if it solves your problem * * * * * Regards,K N R K

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I have an HP dv3 laptop with a synaptics touchpad. Swiping the left edge of the touch pad causes programs which have a zoom capability to zoom in and out. There is no documentation from HP or Synaptics or Microsoft that I have been able to find which even acknowledges that this feature even exists. I would like to turn the feature off because I keep activating it by accident, but I cannot find a setting anywhere. Perhaps there is a registry setting I can change?

A:Want to disable left edge zoom feature

Some additional information: the pointer becomes the crossed lines with arrows that I associate with Move during the swipe and then after the release the shrinking circle occurs as if I had pressed the CTRL key to locate the cursor. The advertised way of doing a zoom with the keypad is to hold the CTRL key and swipe the right edge.

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I have a HP Pavilion dv7, I want to disable the touchpad. I am running Windows 10 64 bit. The options to disable does not exist through any of the mentioned methods in the forums I have researched. It does not show up in the mouse enable or disable as described.This touchpad is very annoying to say the least. I am very close to taking the laptop apart and pulling the ribbon connector off to permanently disable it.Hoping someone has the answer to shutting it off?Thank you for the assistance.

A:Disable Touch pad running windows 10 disable option does no...

Hi Have you tried this? Double tap in upper left corner of touch pad.The LED should go on,and touch pad is disabled.

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I want to know how to shut off the "auto zoom" feature on my HP laptop.  The mouse "pad" on my keyboard is worn shiny and I can't even scroll my cursor across the screen without the auto-zoom feature enlarging and shrinking the screen automatically.  It's driving me crazy!  I want to disable this feature.  Help...!

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I have searched all the internets without luck, and maybe/probably don't know the correct vernacular so here goes.

In windows 7, when viewing the desktop... or when the mouse focus is off window (on desktop)... a "neat" feature of windows now is how you can resize all the icons with a crtl+wheel motion. Just click to the desktop, or have the focus there already, and viola, the crtl button plus a wheel move makes system wide changes to your desktop icon display.

Well I am not sure what version this new trick was invented in, but it is a cool trick... ONCE. After that its a really stupid annoyance that is just insanity because today, in real life, every other time I sit down my icons are moved around, or all jacked up, or they are out of place, or just out of order, or there are gaps, or some or all of the above... what kind of useful feature is that? Have you thought of a lock for this gadget at all? As in allow the customization, then tuck it away so its not a flaming hotkey 24/7?

Sure, the cause of this awesome trick of resizing the desktop with the scroll wheel, is my wife and kids. How did they PwN me with such 1337 h4x when they know nothing about root trickery and such... well easy, see just by using the PC on occasion, they have accidently cracked the code by accidently discovering this hack. Oh it took a while for me to solve that much sure, but once I did, it wasn't long before I discovered that this total PITA trick is actually a built in feature here... Read more

A:crtl zoom desktop icon resize driving me insane, please help disable??

I know what you mean. Tried it and f*** up my whole desktop's worth of icons.

Anyway, found a solution, although it requires a third-party program and it disables the combination of Ctrl+mouse wheel in any program, including browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome and similar) and games.

So, unless someone comes up with something better you can get ready for a l33t haxxorz thanks to a guy called rd2020 posted here.

Usual disclaimer, WARNING, this worked on my current PC, and the amount of testing it received is minimal (so far it works ). DO AT YOUR OWN RISK

Now, the third party program is the famous Autohotkey, so download it and install it. Go custom and select the 32 bit version. Probably either choice won't matter as this is a very tiny bit of code anyway but that's what I did.

Then create a new script, by creating a new notepad file on the desktop.

in the file, write

#MaxHotkeysPerInterval 1000
The ^ is "Ctrl" in this script language and the last line makes sure this script isn't executed hundreds of times per second.

Then save the file with the extension .ahk, like say "stopzoom.ahk". You might need to go in Folder Options (type "folder options" in the Start menu searchbox) --> View --> deselect "Hide extensions for known file types" to make sure that the file isn't being named "stopzoom.ahk.txt" as that is still a notepad document, not a script.

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I prefer the Comfort On Screen Keyboard Pro and have installed it. After every sleep or reboot I have to manually disable the standard Touch Keyboard from  Toolbar entry on the Taskbar.

A:XPS 12 - anyone know how to permanently disable the standard On Screen Keyboard (a.k.a. Touch Keyboard).

Hi johnwprice,
Go to Control Panel -> Ease of Access -> Ease of Access Center -> ?Use the computer without a mouse or keyboard? and uncheck the ?Use On-Screen Keyboard" option and click Ok.
Then, click on ?Change administrative settings" options and check the "Apply all settings to the logon desktop" and press Apply.

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Can anyone tell me what is the program called that makes your computer a touch screen?


A:Touch Screens

You need more than software. You need a touch screen built into the display or a separate piece of hardware added over or around the display. The software for the screen would probably come with it.

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Im working on a HP all in one touch screen computer.

The screen goes black after working on the computer for a while. It is heat related but im having trouble decideing if it is the touch screen or the built in video card. When it starts to go the screen will flicker. not the image but the lighting of the image will flicker then it just goes black. While black you can touch the screen and hear it beep faintly.

Any one ever had luck getting one of these monitors apart?

Simular to this one. http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/07/13/review_hp_touchsmart_iq770/

A:Do you know anything about touch screens


Any advice on this?

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My touch screenhas stopped working. I have a sony location free tv web browser and the touch screen quit working how do I fix it.

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