I need to disable my touch screen

  rc58 16:50 11 Jul 2017
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This morning, my touch screen is going crazy. I didn't touch it, or actually ever use it. There are spots all over my screen as though a thousand flies are on it. Boxes open and close at a frantic rate. I just want to disable the touch screen on my Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series. There is no option under devices, and I can't find anything under disk manager. Any help?

  wee eddie 17:23 11 Jul 2017

Maybe you really are infested with Thunder Flies. Is that possible?

  rc58 17:53 11 Jul 2017

lol, I wish it were that simple. There is nothing touching the screen. Once it did have a fly on it that had landed on a sticky fly strip. One leg stuck and he just went round and round, setting off the screen.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:58 11 Jul 2017

Open Device Manager and search for Human Interface Devices. Expand it. Right-click on HID-compliant touch screen and from the list of options displayed, select 'Disable'

  rc58 18:25 11 Jul 2017

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! That worked!

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