How to Turn On Touchscreen on Chromebook

Chromebooks have the option to toggle the touchscreen on and off. If you accidentally toggled this setting, the touchscreen will stop working until you toggle it back on. To activate the Chromebook touchscreen toggle, press Search + Shift + T .

If you own a Chromebook with a touchscreen, you may find yourself wanting to disable or enable the touchscreen at times. Maybe you are using your Chromebook in tablet mode and do not want accidental touches or maybe your touchscreen is not working correctly and you need to disable it. Whatever the reason may be, it is essential to know how to turn on touchscreen on Chromebook. In this post, we will take you through a step-by-step guide on how to disable and enable the touchscreen on a Chromebook.

First and foremost, it is important to note that the steps we will go through in this tutorial require that your Chromebook already has a touchscreen. Once you have confirmed that your Chromebook has a touchscreen, we can proceed with the steps to enable or disable it.

To get started, open up the Chrome browser on your Chromebook and in the address bar, type in “chrome://flags” without the quotes. This will open up a new window that says “Experiments.” In the search bar at the top, type in “debugging keyboard shortcuts” and enable it. After that, select “Restart” to reboot your Chromebook.

Now that we have debugging keyboard shortcuts enabled on our Chromebook and we’ve rebooted it, we can turn the touchscreen on or off by using a keyboard shortcut. The keyboard shortcut involves holding down three keys at the same time, which are the search button with the magnifying glass, the shift button, and the t button. Once you hit those three buttons, you’ll see a pop-up on your screen that’ll let you know either that you disabled or that you enabled the touchscreen on your Chromebook.

That’s it! You have successfully disabled or enabled the touchscreen on your Chromebook. If you have any questions about this, feel free to leave a comment below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you’d like to see more Chromebook tips and tutorials, check the links in the description.


Why isn't my touchscreen working on my Chromebook?
You can re-enable your Chromebook's touchscreen by pressing Shift + Search + T on your keyboard. Restart your Chromebook and press the key combination again if your screen doesn't detect touch input.
How do I enable and disable the touchscreen on my Chromebook?
Press the Launcher Key(Everything button) or open a browser tab.Search for Debugging keyboard shortcuts.Enable the flag.Restart Chrome.Press Search+Shift+T to disable or enable your touchscreen.Press Search+Shift+P to disable or enable your touchpad/trackpad.
How do I change my Chromebook keyboard to touchscreen?
Sign in to your Chromebook.At the bottom right, select the time.Select Settings. Accessibility.Under "Keyboard and text input," turn on On-screen keyboard.