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Turn On or Off Touch Indicator in Windows 11

A touch screen, or touchscreen, is an input device that enables you to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than using a mouse, touchpad, or other such devices (other than a stylus, which is optional for most modern touch screens).

If your device (ex: laptop or tablet) has a touch screen, you can turn on or off the touch indicator to show a circle on the screen for visual feedback when you touch the screen. If you turn on the touch indicator, you can make the circle darker and larger to see better if needed.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the touch indicator for your account in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Press and Hold for Right-clicking in Windows 11

A touch screen, or touchscreen, is an input device that enables you to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than using a mouse, touchpad, or other such devices (other than a stylus, which is optional for most modern touch screens).

When you press and hold with touch, it is the same as performing a right-click.

If your device (ex: laptop or tablet) has a touch screen, you can enable or disable press and hold for right-clicking.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable press and hold for right-clicking for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Touch Double-tap Spatial Tolerance in Windows 11

A touch screen, or touchscreen, is an input device that enables you to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than using a mouse, touchpad, or other such devices (other than a stylus, which is optional for most modern touch screens).

If your device (ex: laptop or tablet) has a touch screen, you can adjust the distance (spatial tolerance) the pointer can move between tapping when you double-tap.

This tutorial will show you how to change the touch double-tap spatial tolerance for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Touch Press and Hold Speed and Duration in Windows 11

A touch screen, or touchscreen, is an input device that enables you to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than using a mouse, touchpad, or other such devices (other than a stylus, which is optional for most modern touch screens).

If your device (ex: laptop or tablet) has a touch screen, you can change the amount of time (speed) you must press and hold before you can perform a right-click.

If your device (ex: laptop or tablet) has a touch screen, you can also change the amount of time during press and hold to perform a right-click.

This tutorial will show you how to change the touch press and hold speed and duration for right-clicking for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Touch Double-tap Speed in Windows 11

A touch screen, or touchscreen, is an input device that enables you to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than using a mouse, touchpad, or other such devices (other than a stylus, which is optional for most modern touch screens).

If your device (ex: laptop or tablet) has a touch screen, you can adjust how quickly you tap the screen when you double-tap.

This tutorial will show you how to change the touch double-tap speed for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Ignore Touch Input when using Pen in Windows 11

A touch screen, or touchscreen, is an input device that enables you to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than using a mouse, touchpad, or other such devices (other than a stylus, which is optional for most modern touch screens).

You can pair a pen via Bluetooth to connect the pen with your Windows 11 PC and use with the pen menu.

You can customize what your pen does and how it works with your PC.

For example, you can turn on the Ignore touch input when I’m using my pen setting to disable all touch input responses on the touch screen while using the pen. This can be handy if you find yourself often bumping or touching the touch screen while using the pen.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off ignore touch input while using a pen for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Tablet-optimized Taskbar in Windows 11

Starting with Windows 11 build 22563, Microsoft introduced a new tablet-optimized taskbar state that’s specifically designed to make you feel more confident and comfortable using your device as a tablet. Your taskbar will automatically transition to this optimized version when you disconnect or fold back the keyboard on your 2-in-1 device. This feature only works on devices that can be used as tablets. It does not work on laptops or desktop PCs.

There are two states of this taskbar: collapsed and expanded. In the collapsed state, the taskbar gets out your way, gives you more screen space, and prevents you from accidentally invoking the taskbar when you’re holding your tablet. In the expanded state, the taskbar is optimized to be easier to use with touch. You can easily switch between the two states by swiping up and down on the bottom of your device.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off tablet-optimized taskbar for your account in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe in Windows 11

If your Windows 11 device has a touchscreen, you can swipe in from a screen edge to invoke a system UI below.

  • Swipe in from the right side edge of your screen to open the Notification Center (Win+N).
  • Swipe in from the left side edge of your screen to open¬†Widgets¬†(Win+W).

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable screen edge swipe for all users in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Shift Lock on Touch Keyboard in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

You can double click/tap on Shift on the touch keyboard to activate Shift Lock, and click/tap on Shift again when ready to deactivate Shift Lock.

When Shift Lock is activated on the touch keyboard, the Shift button will be highlighted with a lock emblem on it. All letters on the touch keyboard will be uppercase while Shift Lock is activated.

If you find the Shift Lock feature to be an annoyance, you can disable it on the touch keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Shift Lock feature on the touch keyboard for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Touch Keyboard Add Period after Double-tap Spacebar in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

You can add a period after you double-tap the Spacebar in the touch keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off add a period after you double-tap the Spacebar on the touch keyboard for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Touch Keyboard Capitalize First Letter of Each Sentence in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

The touch keyboard will automatically capitalize the first letter of each sentence by default.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off capitalize the first letter of each sentence while using the touch keyboard for your account in Windows 11.

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Change Touch Keyboard Layout in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

There are four different layouts you can use when inputting text with the touch keyboard. Select the keyboard settings icon in the upper-left corner of the touch keyboard to view and switch between options.

Select the icons just below the layout options to dock and undock your keyboard. This allows you to keep it in a stationary position or move it to a different place on your screen to best fit your workstyle.

This tutorial will show you how to change the touch keyboard layout for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Show Voice Typing Mic Button on Touch Keyboard in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

You can turn on or off to show the voice typing mic button key on the touch keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show the voice typing mic button on the touch keyboard for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Show Touch Keyboard when No Keyboard Attached in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

You can turn on or off to automatically show the touch keyboard when there’s no keyboard attached. If turned on, just tap where you‚Äôd like to enter text and the touch keyboard will pop up.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show the touch keyboard when there’s no keyboard attached for your account in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Touch Keyboard Typing Sound in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

When you type on the touch keyboard, it will play a click sound indicating the key being pressed like on a physical keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the touch keyboard typing sound for your account in Windows 11.

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Reset Touch Keyboard Default Open Position in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

The touch keyboard opens at the same position and same display as last closed by default.

This tutorial will show you how to reset the touch keyboard open position on screen to default on the main display for your account in Windows 11.

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