[Fixed] Touch screen not working in Chrome - Windows 10 & 8.1


Windows 8 and Windows 10 has a lot of in built apps and games that supports touch events. Unlike Edge and IE which are default browsers in Windows, Chrome a browser that is not designed for touchscreens. It does not mean that it doesn't support touchscreens, but the features that supports touchscreens are hidden.

These touch screen features and add ons of Google Chrome are still under experiments and hence these features are disabled by default. This post will help you understand how to enable these hidden features. Let's start right away..

Create a new tab and type the below address in the address bar of the browser.

chrome://flags

Press Ctrl+F and search for 'touch'. This will list down all the experimental features that has the keyword touch in it.

Look for below flags,

Enable touch events

Touch Optimized UI

Enable touch initiated drag and drop

These flags are set to Automatic by default. You have to change them to 'Enabled' to make touch working properly.



For better touch experience, you may want to download Chrome Virtual Keyboard . This will improve form filling and other normal typing process inside Chrome.

I hope this helps, thanks for visiting!



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Hey there! I'm Senthil Kumar Murugesan, An Infrastructure engineer with a focus on Cisco Unified Communications and Hacking. Also I’m happy to mention that I’m a Linux junkie, a Cisco proponent, a Tools fanatic and Script lover. This is a blog, a rambling of thoughts, and a result of technical experiments

14 comments

  1. Thank you so much for publishing info.
    I was about to throw my laptop out of the window, if I didn't get this fixed!

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  2. Thank you...!! was wondering what happened to my laptop!!

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  3. Thanks alot!!! Nice work, got tru quickly

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  4. Thanks! Worked like a boss, fixing my Chrome touchscreen issues on my Surface Pro 4.

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  5. You're awesome Senthil! Thanks.

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  6. I am clapping - thank you from Hawai'i. This problem was driving me nuts. I am not even a techy person and this worked. Can you hear me saying MAHALO and applauding? I am!! ♥

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  7. Only worked for a short period of time, then stopped. I keep needing to reenable.

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    1. Same. It doesn't make sense why it works temporarily and then just stops working. But it's happening to me, too. Any one got any ideas?

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    2. Same. It doesn't make sense why it works temporarily and then just stops working. But it's happening to me, too. Any one got any ideas?

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