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Disabling Tablet Traits of windows 8.1: Touchscreen

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  1. Mar 10, 2015 #1

    WWGD

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    Hi all,
    AFAIK, Windows 8.1 machines ( I have a laptop) have been designed in part to function as tablets. Specifically, the touch screen and slides of the mouse. Specifically, I have a touchpad for my mouse. Problem I have is that I will inadvertently slide/move the cursor in such a way that all sorts of changes are triggered, e.g., I will move the cursor a certain way and my font size will change. Is there a way, other than buying an external mouse, to disabling these triggers?

    Basically, I would like to have my computer act like a PC would in a world where the same technology is available but tablets have not been invented.
    Thanks.
     
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  3. Mar 10, 2015 #2
    Go to device manager. under human interface devices,you have the touchscreen drivers. Disable it. Restart your pc. Now you should not have any problems. I solved mine that way. Pro - No more cursor problems. Con- Touchscreen is disabled
     
  4. Mar 10, 2015 #3

    WWGD

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    Thanks, Syed, will give that a try now.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2015 #4

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    Buy the utility StartIsBack ($3 license for 2 PC's) and tune its settings. Can make it mostly ust like Win7 or Win8 without touch.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2015 #5

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    Thanks, but I have Windows 8.1, I just don't like the random changes that come with the tablet traits.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2015 #6
    Simple, get rid of 8.1!
     
  8. Mar 14, 2015 #7

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    Getting rid of 8.1 might not be so simple if hardware drivers are not [yet?] available for other operating systems.
    I wish I could downgrade my Windows 8 tablet to XP-TabletPCEdition....
    While there were improvements, it's weird that they got rid of some stylus-related features.
     
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