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How to Turn On or Off Touch Visual Feedback in Windows 10

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If you have a touch screen in Windows 10, you can show visual feedback around the touch pointer when you touch the screen.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing touch visual feedback for your account in Windows 10.

CONTENTS:
  • Option One: Turn On or Off Touch Visual Feedback in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Touch Visual Feedback in Pen and Touch
  • Option Three: Turn On or Off Touch Visual Feedback using a REG file


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Turn On or Off Touch Visual Feedback in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Touch Visual Feedback in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Touch Visual Feedback in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

2. Do step 3 (on) or step 4 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 3. To Turn On Touch Visual Feedback

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on Other options on the left side. (see screenshots below)
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Starting with Windows 10 build 17040, you will need to click/tap on Cursor, pointer and touch feedback on the left side instead.

B) Turn on Show visual feedback when I touch the screen.

C) Turn on or off (default) Use darker, larger visual feedback for what you want, and go to step 5 below.

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 4. To Turn Off Touch Visual Feedback

A) Click/tap on Other options on the left side. (see screenshot below)
Note   Note
Starting with Windows 10 build 17040, you will need to click/tap on Cursor, pointer and touch feedback on the left side instead.

B) Turn off Show visual feedback when I touch the screen, and go to step 5 below.

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5. You can now close Settings if you like.






Turn On or Off Touch Visual Feedback in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Touch Visual Feedback in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Touch Visual Feedback in Pen and Touch

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Pen and Touch icon.

2. Do step 3 (on) or step 4 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 3. To Turn On Touch Visual Feedback

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) In the Touch tab, check the Show visual feedback when touching the screen box. (see screenshot below)

B) If you want darker and larger visual feedback, check the Optimize visual feedback for projection to an external monitor box.

C) Go to step 5 below.


 4. To Turn Off Touch Visual Feedback

A) In the Touch tab, uncheck the Show visual feedback when touching the screen box, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

5. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off Touch Visual Feedback in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off Touch Visual Feedback in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Touch Visual Feedback using a REG file

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The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD values in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Cursors

ContactVisualization DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On
2 = On with darker and larger

GestureVisualization DWORD

0 = Off
31 (decimal) = On

1. Do step 2 (on), step 3 (on - darker and larger), or step 4 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Touch Visual Feedback

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Turn_ON_touch_visual_feedback.reg

download


 3. To Turn On Darker and Larger Touch Visual Feedback

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Turn_ON_darker_larger_touch_visual_feedback.reg

download


 4. To Turn Off Touch Visual Feedback

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Turn_OFF_touch_visual_feedback.reg

download

5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

7. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

8. Sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

9. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


That's it,
Shawn