Windows 10/11 Ghost Bubbles Touch Screen Fixes

Having trouble with ghost bubbles on your Windows 10/11 touch screen? Let’s explore some fixes.

Use a soft, lint-free cloth to gently wipe the touch screen to remove any ghost bubbles.

Adjust Touchscreen Settings and Power Management

To adjust touchscreen settings on Windows 10/11, go to the Start menu and type “Device Manager.” Click on the Device Manager app that appears in the search results. Look for “Human Interface Devices” and expand the list. Right-click on the touchscreen device and select “Properties.” Go to the “Power Management” tab and uncheck the box that says “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.”

If you’re experiencing ghost bubbles on your touchscreen, try adjusting the touchscreen sensitivity. Go to the Start menu and type “Calibrate the screen for pen or touch input.” Click on the app that appears in the search results and go to the “Touch” tab. Adjust the sensitivity settings to see if it resolves the issue.

You can also try updating the touchscreen device driver. Go back to the Device Manager, right-click on the touchscreen device, and select “Update driver.” Choose the option to search automatically for updated driver software. If there’s a newer driver available, Windows will download and install it for you.

In some cases, ghost bubbles may be caused by humidity or temperature changes affecting the touchscreen. Keep your device in a controlled environment and avoid extreme temperature or humidity changes. Additionally, make sure to keep the touchscreen clean and free from any debris or smudges that could interfere with its behavior.

Ghost bubbles touch screen, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder.

Troubleshoot Hardware and Driver Issues

  • Check for Windows Updates
    • Open Settings and go to Update & Security
    • Click on Check for updates
    • Install any available updates
  • Update Device Drivers
    • Open Device Manager by right-clicking on the Start button and selecting it from the menu
    • Expand the categories and right-click on the device you want to update
    • Select Update driver and follow the on-screen instructions
  • Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter
    • Open Settings and go to Update & Security
    • Click on Troubleshoot and select Hardware and Devices
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to run the troubleshooter
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Roll Back or Update System Software

System software update screen

1. To roll back the system software, first, go to the Start menu and type “Device Manager” in the search bar.
2. Click on Device Manager from the search results to open it.
3. In the Device Manager window, locate and right-click on the Human Interface Devices category.
4. From the context menu, select “Properties.”
5. In the Properties window, go to the “Driver” tab and click on “Roll Back Driver” if it is available. This will revert the system software to the previous version.
6. If rolling back the driver does not fix the issue, you can also try updating the driver. Right-click on the device again and select “Update Driver.”
7. Follow the on-screen instructions to search for updated driver software automatically or browse your computer for driver software.

Reinstall or Disable Touchscreen Drivers

Step Description
1 Open Device Manager by pressing Windows + X and selecting Device Manager from the menu.
2 Expand the Human Interface Devices category and locate the touchscreen driver.
3 Right-click on the touchscreen driver and select Uninstall device. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the driver.
4 If you want to reinstall the driver, right-click on any category in Device Manager and select Scan for hardware changes. Windows will automatically reinstall the touchscreen driver.
5 If you want to disable the touchscreen, right-click on the touchscreen driver and select Disable device. Confirm the action and the touchscreen will be disabled.
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