If you have a touch screen, you may want to disable it to save battery life. For the very best experience, please use a keyboard and mouse.
It may be possible to turn off touch screen on a chromebook with a combination of a command in the system configuration and the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F6.
I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of trouble finding the right setting on a keyboard that works. The keyboard shortcuts are terrible. The commands have too many options and the right one isn’t found.
If you have a touch screen, it’s likely to be enabled by default. If it’s not, you can disable it to save more power, but you’ll have to be vigilant about which commands you use to disable it.
One of the reasons I think that touch screens have become so popular is because they are so versatile. Even if you can disable them, if you don’t know which options they want, you are likely to end up using them. That is why I thought it was a good idea to share some tips for turning touch screens off.
The first thing you need to do is to find the power key on your keyboard. Its located on your home row and you can use it by pushing down on the home row to select a command or turn on a setting. It works exactly the same as the letter key on your keyboard.
That’s not to say you need to have a touch screen on your computer, but it is a good idea to check them all from time to time. If you find a touch screen that is very active, you can also turn that one off. You can do this by going to Control Panel > Personalization and turning off any touch screens you don’t need.
Not sure why the Chromecasts need to be touch screen active, as our tests show that it is extremely easy to turn off the touch screen on a Chromecast by pressing the power button.