Hey guys I have created a desktop application utility for Windows 10 that allows you to temporarily disable your touch screen.
I know that a lot of laptops ship with touch screens these days and while that's a neat feature, I don't often see the benefit of having smudgy fingerprints all over my pristine laptop monitor display.
Even for those of us who are adamant about not allowing anyone to touch our displays, touch screens are a huge dust magnet and that dust needs to be wiped off irrespective of fingerprints. However, if I try to clean my touch screen with a lens cloth, i often end up:
- Rearranging my perfectly aligned windows.
- Rearranging the icons on my entire desktop.
- Accidentally recycling something from my desktop.
- Renaming a file or folder from my desktop.
- Accidentally duplicating everything on my desktop.
- Inadvertently copying a file or folder to someplace random.
- Messing up the Word, PowerPoint,or Excel document I'm working on.
- Bungling up the digital image I’m working on.
- Mangling the code I’m working on.
- Sometimes I don't even know what was messed up until much later.
When I'm using my laptop in bed and typing something, my hands will brush against the screen moving the cursor and causing me to have to grab the mouse/trackpad and re-place the cursor and retype everything I just typed. So annoying.
I’m sure you can come up with situations on your own where a touch screen has made your day worse and valuable time was wasted fixing those issues that need not have occurred in the first place!
There’s currently a free version on my [website](veritasr.com/TouchDown). Just create an account and your serial number will be emailed to you. There is also a professional version that has enhanced features like:
- **Dark/Light themes**: For late light touchscreen disabling
- **CleanScreen Timer**: Temporarily disable the touchscreen so you can clean it
- **"Permanent" disabling (with *EasyUndo*)**: Set it and forget it.
- **Rapid updates and support**: Get fast response to any issues
I hope that this application makes your day a little easier and a little brighter (and less smudgy).